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, 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 Institute for Demographic Research (September 2020)
Open Access
Reproducible

Abstract

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: coverage-db@demogr.mpg.de  

Keywords: World, age-sex distribution, data collection, data comparability, epidemics, infectious diseases
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