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John Burn-Murdoch+ Your Authors @jburnmurdoch Stories, stats & scatterplots for @FinancialTimes | Daily updates of the coronavirus trajectory tracker | [email protected] | #dataviz May. 11, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

NEW with @HenryJFoy:

Excess mortality data from Moscow show Russia is also struggling to capture its true Covid death toll.

Our analysis finds excess deaths for April in Moscow and St Petersburg alone raise Russia’s Covid death toll by 72%


This calls for an update of the trajectory charts

Russia is one of several emerging market countries now facing some of the worst outbreaks in the world. See the green streaks sloping upwards

Russia & Brazil now seeing more new daily cases than any other country except the US

Our excess mortality figures remain the gold-standard for international comparisons of Covid deaths, but even the raw daily reported numbers make for alarming reading in countries like Brazil, where reported daily Covid deaths are on course to go second behind only the US

You can make your own versions of these charts with our new interactive tools here, free to read/use.

Here’s Brazil vs Russia for new cases 

Another thing you may have spotted in the Moscow data here is the mortality spike from the Russian heatwave in the summer of 2010, when there were more than 40,000 excess deaths nationally.

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