A Simple Way to Gather all Coronavirus Related Data with R

Simplicity is key.

Federico Riveroll

*Note: I recently published the Python version of this tutorial which you can find here.

The Coronavirus propagation throughout the world is alarming. Up to today (April 13, 2020), there are over 2 million confirmed cases of Coronavirus.

John Hopkins Map

The objective of this article is to get the needed data for research and gain proactive visibility on COVID-19 by enabling the gathering of all relevant data into an R dataframe.


The CSSE is doing the amazing job of uploading the daily data here. However, it is wildly untidy and on many different datasets,

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