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This Map is Tracking the Spread of Wuhan Coronavirus Around The World

It’s tracking the virus in real time.
IMAGE John Hopkins University

Thanks to efforts at John Hopkins University’s Center for Systems, Science, and Engineering (CSSE), the public can now get a more accurate snapshot of the spread of Wuhan coronavirus (2019n-Cov) around the world.

CSSE’s 2019n-CoV tracker is an online public dashboard that visualizes and tracks all reported (and verified) cases of 2019-nCoV in real time. The dashboard is regularly updated with data sourced from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Chinese website DXY, which reports data from the Chinese National Health Commission and the CCDC.

Photo by John Hopkins University.

It’s basically a map that lets you see where the virus has spread, with details such as how many cases there are per region, the number of casualties, and more. The virus tracker is also interactive, and users can click on the red dots for further information on each region’s scenario. The larger the red dot, the more Wuhan coronavirus cases in the area.


Photo by John Hopkins University.

As the virus spreads at an alarming rate, the map serves as a reliable source of information not just for the public but also for health officials around the globe. Tracking the spread of 2019-nCoV as it unfolds, the map has become more than just a map, but a service to the concerned public.

It’s probably the most accurate aggregation of all 2019-nCoV news available to the public. As panic has encouraged the sharing of fake news and sensationalist headlines, John Hopkins’ dashboard is a vital contribution to the mission to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus—as well as misinformation.   

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