This Map Tracks Coronavirus Global Cases in Near Real-Time

Amidst the turbulent flow of news creating confusion and terror, one good information is that you can track and visualize reports about the outbreak. Researcher at Johns Hopkins University has produced a map to track the outbreak.

This Map Tracks Coronavirus Global Cases in Near Real-Time
Researcher at Johns Hopkins University has produced a map to track the outbreak.

This Map Tracks Coronavirus Global Cases in Near Real-Time

The outbreak of Coronavirus has killed over 132 people until now. The deadly virus affecting thousands across the world first appeared in Wuhan, China. Scientists are trying their best to learn more about Coronavirus to develop a vaccine for a cure. 

How far has it spread?

The majority of victims are within the central Hubei province. But the disease has spread to Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangdong province. Click on the Map Here.

Thailand has the highest number of cases among the infected places out of China. Japan, Hong Kong, the US, Macau and Australia also have some confirmed and suspected cases. 

Disease monitoring is crucial to saving lives

Amidst the turbulent flow of news creating confusion and terror, one good information is that you can track and visualize reports about the outbreak. Researcher at Johns Hopkins University has produced a map to track the outbreak. They collected data from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. This information was combined with the data from the World Health Organization, China's CDC and other GIS mapping sources. Social networking site Dingxiangyuan is providing real-time information about the cases. 

Lauren Gardner launched the mapping website. The informative displays statistics about deaths from Coronavirus across a worldwide map. 

The map is going to keep track of reported and confirmed cases. The total number of deaths by this deadly virus and the number of recoveries will be visible in this interactive map. 

What does the red dot in the map signify?

An outbreak is marked as a red dot on the map. The size of the red dot corresponds to the relative size of the epidemic. To get information about the region, click on it. 

In one of the charts of the dashboard, the spread of the virus in mainland China can be seen. 

Gardner is confident that the dashboard will help the public to understand the outbreak situation. This data is also precious for the research community. More information will be collected and added over time. 

The website contains a link that directs to a Google sheet. The sheet with information on cases is downloadable. 

The US and Japan have started evacuating their citizens from Wuhan and already retrieved some of them. Other countries like India, France and Australia are also preparing for the same. 

The map is going to help in tracking and prevention of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak. Government agencies and NGOs must take advantage of this information.