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COVID-19 profile

SARS-CoV-2 is an extremely aggressive virus. Without government countermeasures in place, growth in infection rates can become exponential. This has already become reality in most affected European countries. Several official sources offer regular updates on the spread of the virus worldwide, sharing figures by country and region.

Health authorities additionally provide important background information on the virus as well as guidelines on protection measures and other practical advice.

We have compiled the most important documents and links below.

Daily case numbers (continuously updated)

International
COVID-19 international
The Johns Hopkins University always publishes the most important and current COVID-19 statistics on an international level
Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
COVID-19—statistics and research
Our World in Data provides comprehensive statistics on an international level, free data sets as well as early research findings regarding COVID-19
Source: M. Roser, H. Ritchie, E. Ortiz-Ospina
Country-specific
COVID-19 Germany
The Robert Koch Institute publishes up-to-date COVID-19 statistics on the level of federal states and administrative districts in Germany
Source: Robert-Koch-Institut
COVID-19 Austria
The Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection publishes up-to-date COVID-19 statistics at district level for Austria
Source: Bundesministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege, Konsumentenschutz
COVID-19 Switzerland
Novalytica publishes up-to-date COVID-19 statistics at cantonal level for Switzerland
Source: Novalytica
COVID-19 Netherlands
ESRI Nederland always publishes current COVID-19 statistics at municipal level for the Netherlands
Source: ESRI Nederland
COVID-19 United Kingdom
Public Health England always publishes current COVID-19 statistics at country, upper tier local autorities and NHS regional level for the United Kingdom
Source: Public Health England
COVID-19 Italy
The Italian civil protection department always publishes current COVID-19 statistics at country and regional level for Italy
Source: Dipartimento della Protezione Civile
COVID-19 Sweden
The Swedish publich health agency always publishes current COVID-19 statistics at country and regional level for Sweden
Source: Folkhälsomyndigheten

Other important information

International
COVID-19 international
The World Health Organization provides continuously updated information on COVID-19, for example on protection measures, travel advice and how to get workplaces ready for COVID-19.
Source:World Health Organization
COVID-19 EU/EEA and the UK
The European Commission lists sources of updated information on COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK per country.
Source:Europäische Kommission
Country-specific
COVID-19 Germany
The RKI provides continuously updated information on COVID-19, for example on infection prevention measures, therapy and care, travel, contingency plans and other information relevant to citizens.
Source: Robert-Koch-Institut
COVID-19 Austria
The Federal Ministry provides continuously updated information on COVID-19, for example on infection prevention measures, laws on measures, legal issues, recommendations for action and other information relevant to citizens.
Source: Bundesministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege, Konsumentenschutz

COVID-19 Switzerland
The BAG (Federal Office of Public Health) provides continuously updated information on COVID-19, for example on infection prevention measures, federal measures and recommendations for working world.
Source: Bundesamt für Gesundheit

COVID-19 United Kingdom
The UK government provides continuously updated information on COVID-19, for example on protection measures, travel advice, employment and financial support and how to get workplaces ready for COVID-19
Source: UK government

 

Economic impact 

In addition to the far-reaching health and social impacts, the economic consequences of the corona pandemic can also be severe. Even though the further course of the disease is still undetermined from today's perspective and the outcome is open, there are already numerous analyses and estimates of the consequences for the general economy as well as for companies and banks.

For further information and analyses regarding the economic consequences and implications of COVID-19 for European banks, please see our latest European Banking Study, our Corporate Banking Study, or for continually updated information on our zeb.FutureProof section and the BankingHub by zeb. 

From mid-March to the beginning of June 2020, we used this page to keep you up to date on new and important studies and analyses of the coronavirus pandemic’s far-reaching economic impact. In the meantime, the publication frequency of new results has decreased significantly and the impact assessments are less divergent than at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, this overview will remain as it is, but will not be extended to include new studies and analyses.

Studies and analyses

Global

Especially remarkable

DateContentSourceCountries
03/26/2020Post Corona - (Economic) Life after the Pandemic
The article on our BankingHub by zeb offers a detailed classification of the effects of the "lockdown policy" on the economy and banks
BankingHub by zeb (H.-G. Stickling, B. Rotermann)DE, global
05/26/2020OECD
OECD GDP falls by 1.8% in the first quarter of 2020
OECDGlobal
05/18/2020ING
Covid-19’s long term effects on the automotive industry
INGGlobal

Latest documents

DateContentSourceCountries
continually updatedLandesbank Baden-Württemberg Research
The coronavirus and the economic consequences
Landesbank Baden-WürttembergDE, global
05/14/2020Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities
How COVID-19 is changing the world: a statistical perspective
EurostatGlobal
05/08/2020KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Corona-crisis: first reliable figures for the USA
Konjunkturforschungsstelle ETH ZürichGlobal
Europe

Especially remarkable

DateContentSourceCountries
continually updatedAnalyses of the European Commission
Macroeconomic outlook noticeably clouded due to coronavirus
European CommissionEurope
05/29/2020Deutsche Bank Research
Historic quarter for European banks at the onset of the coronavirus crisis
Deutsche Bank ResearchEurope
05/19/2020Eurostat
Euro indicators March 2020: production in construction sector down by 14.1% in euro area
EurostatEurope


Latest documents

DateContentSourceCountries
continually updatedIFS analyses
The IFS provides a collection of research results especially concerning fiscal issues. 
Institute for Fiscal StudiesUnited Kingdom
continually updatedKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
Covid-19 data cockpit—regularly updated economic indicators  for Germany and Europe
Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel (IfW)Europe
05/13/2020ING
Lockdowns lifted, what does this mean for the euro area economy? 
INGEurope

 

Germany

Especially remarkable

DateContentSourceCountries
05/28/2020ifo Institute
ifo Economic Forecast 2020 update: economic contraction of 6.6 percent in Germany most likely
ifo-InstitutGermany
05/25/2020ifo Institute
ifo Business Climate Index is recovering (May 2020)
ifo-InstitutGermany
05/25/2020German Economic Institute (IW)
IW economic forecast: dramatic slump due to the coronavirus
Institut der deutschen WirtschaftGermany


Latest documents

DateContentSourceCountries
05/27/2020German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
DIW economic barometer for May: major drop in second quarter
Deutsches Institut für WirtschaftsforschungGermany
05/19/2020Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
IfW economic forecast: German GDP drops by more than 7 percent
Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel (IfW)Germany
05/18/2020ifo Institute
CEO survey: How does the coronavirus crisis affect the German economy?
ifo-InstitutGermany

 

Austria

Especially remarkable

DateContentSourceCountries
05/29/2020WIFO Austrian Institute of Economic Research
COVID-19 pandemic: GDP decline of -2.9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2020
WIFO Österreichisches Institut für WirtschaftsforschungAustria
05/20/2020WIFO Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Austrian companies during the COVID-19 pandemic: results of the special survey of the WIFO business cycle survey
WIFO Österreichisches Institut für WirtschaftsforschungAustria
05/13/2020Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna
Coronavirus entails huge challenges for national and international economic policy
Institut für Höhere Studien WienAustria

Latest documents

DateContentSourceCountries
06/03/2020WIFO Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Tourism analysis for winter season 2019–20: massive collapse in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis in the last third of the season
WIFO Österreichisches Institut für WirtschaftsforschungAustria
05/04/2020WIFO Austrian Institute of Economic Research
WIFO monthly reports: after the preliminary report on the economic outlook for Austria, the full version has now been published
WIFO Österreichisches Institut für WirtschaftsforschungAustria
04/29/2020Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Drastic deterioration in economic forecasts
WIFO Österreichisches Institut für WirtschaftsforschungAustria
Switzerland

Especially remarkable

DateContentSourceCountries
continually updatedSwiss Economic Institute ETH Zurich
Recent Economic Indicators
Konjunkturforschungsstelle ETH ZürichSwitzerland
06/03/2020Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
Gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2020: coronavirus shrinking the economy
Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECOSwitzerland
05/29/2020KOF Swiss Economic Institute
KOF Economic Barometer: historical low reached
Konjunkturforschungsstelle ETH ZürichSwitzerland

Latest documents

DateContentSourceCountries
05/28/2020KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Tourism forecast: number of overnight stays will fall by a third
Konjunkturforschungsstelle ETH ZürichSwitzerland
05/15/2020KOF Swiss Economic Institute
KOF economic forecast for May 2020: COVID-19 pandemic triggers deep recession in Switzerland
Konjunkturforschungsstelle ETH ZürichSwitzerland
05/05/2020KOF Swiss Economic Institute
Business situation indicator in freefall—historic challenge for service providers
Konjunkturforschungsstelle ETH ZürichSwitzerland

The sources mentioned here were selected and compiled by zeb. They do not represent a complete record of the Corona pandemic and its consequences. The sources were checked by zeb, but no liability can be assumed for their accuracy. The information on this page is regularly updated and added to. We would be happy to receive references in general and be informed of other important sources of relevant information. Please feel free to contact zeb below.

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Dr. Ekkehardt Bauer

Senior Manager