How is the data collected? ECDC’s copyright policy.

Note: On 3 July the  UK announced an ongoing revision of historical data that lead to a negative number of new cases and an overall decrease in cases for the UK.

Disclaimer: The population data in the databases are from the World Bank.

Download the data in more formats:

Download in CSV

Download in JSON

Download in XML

Script for downloading the CSV file into “R” software

Make sure that you have the “utils” package installed.

#these libraries need to be loaded
library(utils)

#read the Dataset sheet into “R”. The dataset will be called “data”.
data <- read.csv(“https://opendata.ecdc.europa.eu/covid19/casedistribution/csv“, na.strings = “”, fileEncoding = “UTF-8-BOM”)

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