COVerAGE-DB: A global demographic database of COVID-19 cases, deaths, tests, and vaccines

  • Riffe, Tim (Project leader)
  • Acosta, Enrique (Project leader)
  • Schöley, Jonas (Project leader)
  • Elzalabany, Manal (Administrative manager)
  • Kniffka, Maxi S. (Administrative manager)
  • Jain, Nityanand (Participant)
  • Breton, Didier (Participant)
  • Choi, Eungang (Participant)
  • Frohlich, Antonia (Participant)
  • Myrskyla, Mikko (Participant)
  • Qanni, Larbi (Participant)
  • Sasson, Isaac (Participant)
  • Scholey, Jonas (Participant)
  • Jose, Dana (Participant)
  • Murali Krishnan, Aishwarya (Participant)
  • Modi, Rajat (Participant)

Project Details


COVerAGE-DB is a global demographic database on COVID-19 funded, coordinated, and hosted at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock, Germany. The open-access database collects cumulative counts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, tests, and vaccines by age and sex.

An international team of more than 70 researchers contributed to collecting data and metadata in COVerAGE-DB from governmental institutions. The team started their work right at the beginning of the pandemic in spring 2020.

As of today, the database includes more than 120 countries and 700 subnational areas. Although it is still in development, the database has more measures disaggregated by age and sex than other comparable demographic databases on COVID-19.Since collection efforts began, the data was used in more than 30 studies. They were published in high impact journals such as Nature, PNAS and the International Journal of Epidemiology.

In addition, UNICEF uses the database as the main source to analyze the impacts of COVID-19 on infant and child mortality and have built this useful
Effective start/end date9/04/208/04/24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • COVID-19
  • age
  • gender
  • tests
  • vaccine
  • deaths
  • global

Field of Science

  • 1.6 Biological sciences
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Smart Specialization Area

  • Biomedicine, medical technologies and biotechnology


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