Coronafun : 29th March, 2020

Here is today’s linear plot for 29th, March, 2020. This chart (and the one below it) represent the number of deaths that have occurred in a given country since that country had its first death.

Linear plot of deaths. vs. days since first death for US, Italy, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Iran

Looks pretty scary with all those numbers increasing more and more each day. However, there is a sliver lining. A logarithmic plot shows that this exponential rate of increase is slowing down. To wit…

Logarithmic plot of deaths. vs. days since first death for US, Italy, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Iran

As can be seen, the lines for Italy, Spain, France and Iran are showing a definitive trend toward the horizontal, and, as of today, the US and UK are hinting at heading in that direction too. This still means that the number of deaths per day is increasing, but the rate of that increase is slowing.

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