The following information is intended to be of assistance to members of the wine industry in terms of judging how the battle against COVID19 is playing out, particularly in respect of how West Coast wine producing jurisdictions are faring as compared to other places in the world. Please note that these are simple "raw" statistics gathered on the date(s) indicated. Direct comparisons are difficult because the stage of the pandemic may be different in each place and (crucially) we simply don't reliably know how many people have been infected in each place. The statistics will be updated periodically as the fight against COVID19 continues. This article provides useful background on the various public health policy approaches to fighting the pandemic: Coronavirus - The Hammer and the Dance.

You will notice the wide disparity in death rates from this disease between various jurisdictions. While comparisons are very difficult "mid-way" through the pandemic, it is already apparent that the cruel impact of this disease will obviously vary widely from place to place. In an effort to provide additional context, there is a listing of media articles at the bottom of the page, which describe how some of these other jurisdictions have approached the problem from a policy perspective.

(Country Data Gathered from Worldometer Coronavirus Tracker, Province/State Data from the NY Times and BC PHO)

 

 Deaths Per 1 mil. population as of date indicated.

 

April 9, 2020

April 17, 2020

April 24, 2020

May 1, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 15, 2020

May 22, 2020

Canada

 13  35  61  90  121  147  166

USA

 50  113  157  199  236  265  295

BC

 10  15  20  22  25  28  30

WA

 60  77  94  109  119  130  139

OR

 10  15  20  25  29  33  35

CA

 10  25  40  54  66  79  92

 

             

France

 187  286  341  377  402  420  433

Italy

 302  376  430  467  500  523  539

UK

 118  215  287  405  460  501  536

Germany

 31  52  69  80  89  95  100

Sweden

 79  139  213  263  314  361  389

 

             

South Korea

 4  4  5  5  5  5   5

Japan

 0.7  2  3  4  5  6  6

Hong Kong

 0.5  0.5  0.5  0.5  0.5  0.5  0.5

Taiwan

 0.2  0.3  0.3  0.3  0.3  0.3  0.3


Further Reading on What Other Countries Are Doing:

Germany: NY Times Article on Germany & COVID19

Taiwan & Singapore: National Post Article on Taiwan & Singapore

General Info: Coronavirus - The Hammer and the Dance

Death Rates: The Stark Difference in Countries' Coronavirus Death Rates, Explained

Our World in Data: Global Covid19 Death Rates

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