Over the past few months, corona maps have been raining down on all kinds of media. These basically come in two types: a map with comparisons between different countries, or a zoomed-in version of one country depicting provinces or municipalities. This week I’ve been busy putting together and designing a new type of map; let’s call it a hybrid. Given that the month of April is over and the whole of Europe is affected by the epidemic, I thought it would be very interesting to map that month on a subnational level across more than twenty countries. Why subnationally? Because differences between regions vary greatly from country to country. Sicily has vastly different figures compared to Lombardy and the Dutch province of North Brabant reveals a completely different story to that of Groningen.
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