To follow the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic, there are several tools. One of the first to have been made available to the general public is a dashboard developed by researchers at Johns-Hopkins University (United States). It is a kind of interactive map allowing to follow in real time the propagation of the virus. “We built this dashboard because we believe it is important for the public to understand the epidemic situation with transparent data”, explained Lauren Gardner, professor of civil engineering at this university.
The global COVID19 dashboard created by @JHUSystems has been viewed by millions around the world. Here’s the story of how it came to be:https://t.co/L5YHfD4WM2
— Johns Hopkins University (@JohnsHopkins) April 15, 2020
Number of cases, deaths, cures… Transparent data
Since then, this dashboard has become the benchmark for monitoring the Covid-19 epidemic. And for good reason: at a glance, it is possible to know the number of confirmed cases and deaths due to the coronavirus, either globally or by country, but also the number of people who have recovered from Covid- 19. A graph also shows how quickly the virus has spread in China compared to the rest of the world.
To achieve this, the researchers crossed different data, including those from the American and Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization (WHO). The map represents each geographic area affected by the coronavirus by a red dot. Just click on one of these points to discover more precise data on the area in question.
This dashboard indicates that for the time being, nearly 17 million cases of Covid-19 have been recorded since the start of the epidemic across the world. The disease has caused more than 660,000 deaths in total. In France, more than 30,000 deaths due to Covid-19 have already been recorded.
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