Multi-sector Where is COVID-19 still top of mind?

Google searches for COVID-19 have tended to increase or decrease ahead of changes in the number of daily reported cases. Search interest has lately been declining around the world.

14 May 2020
  • Japan and Italy now have the highest interest, Hong Kong has among the lowest, and the US is in the middle.
  • Search interest in Japan began to increase in mid-March, followed by a rise in the daily case count. Both have fallen since mid-April.
  • Searches in Italy have been declining along with the number of daily cases.
  • Interest is still relatively high in Spain, India, and the UK, while it is low in South Korea, Austria, and Germany.

Search Interest for Covid-19

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google

Search Interest for Covid-19 vs. Daily Cases in Japan

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google, Johns Hopkins University

Search Interest for Covid-19 vs. Daily Cases in Italy

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google, Johns Hopkins University

Top and Bottom 10 – Search Interest as of 4-May-2020

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Google