Covid Waves by Jan Kühn

A visualization of the spread of the novel Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 through Europe. (September 2022)

After more than two years of living with the pandemic of the new Corona virus Sars-CoV2 one thing we know for sure is that the virus spreads in waves. But how do they move across a continent – in this case Europe – that has many countries and even more policies to deal with the threat of this new pathogen?

I used data to try to answer that question. The result is an animation of detected COVID-19 cases throughout the time period from February 2020 to June 2022.

For COVID-19 cases, I used data of the COVID19-European-Regional-Tracker. It's a project by Asjad Naqvi that collected data from many sources and adapted them to Eurostat's geographic NUTS regions (the so-called "Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics" (NUTS)) in its 2016 version.