MPIDR Working Paper

COVerAGE-DB: a database of age-structured COVID-19 cases and deaths

Riffe, T., Acosta, E., Aburto, J. M., Alburez-Gutierrez, D., Basellini, U., Altová, A., Bignami-Van Assche, S., Breton, D., Choi, E., Cimentada, J., De Armas, G., Del Fava, E., Delgado, A., Diaconu, V., Donzowa, J., Dudel, C., Fröhlich, A., Gagnon, A., Garcia Cristómo, M., Garcia-Guerrero, V. M., González-Díaz, A., Hecker, I., Koba, D. E., Kolobova, M., Kühn, M., Liu, C., Lozer, A., Manea, M.-E., Masum, M., Mogi, R., Morwinsky, S., Musizvingoza, R., Myrskylä, M., Nepomuceno, M. R., Nickel, M., Nitsche, N., Oksuzyan, A., Oladele, S., Olamijuwon, E., Omodara, O., Ouedraogo, S., Paredes, M., Pascariu, M., Piriz, M., Pollero, R., Rehermann, F., Ribeiro, F., Rizzi, S., Rowe, F., Sasson, I., Shi, J., Silva-Ramirez, R., Strozza, C., Torres, C., Trias-Llimos, S., Uchikoshi, F., van Raalte, A. A., Vazquez-Castillo, P., Vilela, E., Williams, I., Zarulli, V.
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-032, 13 pages.
Rostock, Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (September 2020)
Open Access


COVerAGE-DB is an open access database including cumulative counts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests by age and sex. Original data and sources are provided alongside data and measures in age-harmonized formats. The database is still in development, and at this writing, it includes 87 countries, and 195 subnational areas. Cumulative counts of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests are recorded daily (when possible) since January 2020. Many time series thus fully capture the first pandemic wave and the beginning of later waves. An international team, composed of more than 60 researchers, contributed to the collection of data and metadata in COVerAGE-DB from governmental institutions, as well as to the design and implementation of the data processing and validation pipeline. We encourage researchers interested in supporting this project to send a message to the email:  

Schlagwörter: Welt, age-sex distribution, data collection, data comparability, epidemics, infectious diseases
Das Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (MPIDR) in Rostock ist eines der international führenden Zentren für Bevölkerungswissenschaft. Es gehört zur Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, einer der weltweit renommiertesten Forschungsgemeinschaften.