This news item shows updated data, obtained from various official sources (Johns Hopkins University, Reuters, WHO…), concerning the incidence of diagnosed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Asia.
Countries with the highest average incidence of diagnoses in the last 7 days
According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, as of February 6, 2023, the total daily average incidence of diagnoses in Asia and Oceania is 59 448, 53% lower than the previous fortnight.
Japan is currently the country with the highest average number of COVID-19 diagnoses in the last 7 days (39 218). It is followed by South Korea with an average of 14 676 cases per day, Australia with an average of 2 494 cases per day and New Zealand with 1 269 cases.
Countries with the highest 14-day cumulative incidence
Cumulative incidence indicates the spread of a disease in a population and in a given time. The 14-day period has been established because experts point out that it is the time that best reflects the epidemiological situation of a territory due to delays in the notification of new infections and the time it takes for the virus to manifest itself in people.
According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, as of February 6, 2023, the countries with the highest 14-day cumulative incidence are the following:
Japan is the Asian country whose cumulative incidence over the past 14 days is highest with a total of 537 diagnosed cases per 100 000 population. This is followed by South Korea with 504 diagnosed cases per 100,000 population and Brunei with 426.