COVerAGE-DB: A database of age-structured COVID-19 cases and deaths
Timothy Riffe1, Enrique Acosta1, The COVerAGE-DB team2
1Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, 2Various

COVerAGE-DB is an open-access database including cumulative counts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests by age and sex. The main goal of COVerAGE-DB is to provide a centralized, standardized, age-harmonized, and fully reproducible database of COVID-19 data. Original data and sources are provided alongside data and measures in age-harmonized formats. An international team, composed of more than 60 researchers, contributed to the collection of data and metadata in COVerAGE-DB from governmental institutions, as well as to the design and implementation of the data processing and validation pipeline. The database is still in development, and at this writing, it includes 87 countries, and 195 subnational areas. Cumulative counts of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests are recorded daily (when possible) since January 2020. Many time series thus fully capture the first pandemic wave and the beginning of later waves. Since collection efforts began for COVerAGE-DB several studies have used the data.