The dreaded Covid-19 ‘second wave’ is starting to hit some Western countries who are easing out of their lockdown.
Among them are the likes of Germany, the US and the UK.
To deal with any spikes in cases, Germany and the UK have adopted a “local lockdowns” policy, which will see localised areas locked down if cases rise past a certain figure.
In Germany, the trigger for a localised lockdown is over 50 cases per 100,000 people in an area.
The UK hasn’t revealed a specific number that will automatically provoke a local lockdown but Leicester has become the first area in England to be locked down, after experiencing an infection rate of 135 cases per 100,000 people.
The US is also experiencing apparent second waves all over the country but there is no centralised local lockdown policy in place, despite the nation reporting a new daily record for coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with 52,000 Covid-19 cases diagnosed in people.
But those are a lot of numbers and graphics are far more useful at boiling down this kind of information.
So Twitter user @stejormur made three maps to illustrate what these second waves looked like in the three different countries.
Until I created this map, I hadn't appreciated how bad the situation in the US is. These maps show districts with o… https://t.co/iYycFurOPT