The research team from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA makes online maps updated in real-time to monitor the latest developments from the spread of the coronavirus.
Since it appeared about a month ago, the coronavirus has now spread throughout the world. The virus appears to have jumped from bats to snakes, then from snakes to humans, at the animal market in Wuhan, China.
The virus can cause mild symptoms, such as flu, or more severe symptoms, such as pneumonia, and can be life-threatening, especially in elderly patients.
To help monitor the spread of the virus outbreak, Lauren Gardner, a civil engineering professor from CSSE, made a simple map with statistics.
“We made this dashboard because we think it is important for the public to have an understanding of the situation of the outbreak with transparent data sources,” said Prof. Gardner, as reported by ZME Science, Sunday (1/26/2020).
“For the research community, this data will become more valuable because we continue to collect it from time to time,” he continued.
The data comes from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, and Dingxiangyuan, a social networking site for health professionals who provide real-time information about coronavirus cases.
In addition, this website offers downloadable Google Sheet data, which contains information about confirmed and suspected cases in various regions of the world.
The website displays a map of the world with red dots to mark the spread of the virus.
In addition to the map, there are also lists and graphs of confirmed cases, as well as an announcement board that displays the number of confirmed cases, the total number of victims who have recovered and the total number of deaths caused by the virus.
For more details, the public can access the Wuhan coronavirus distribution at the following link.