Interactive map shows worldwide spread of coronavirus

  • John Hopkins University in Maryland, USA has used Esri Ireland’s GIS platform to develop a real-time interactive map which visualises and charts the spread of the coronavirus across the world.

    The map is regularly updated to track confirmed cases of the virus in countries, regions and cities worldwide since its outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019.

    To date, there have been more than 83,000 confirmed cases of the medically named COVID-19, leading to more than 2,800 deaths.

    The map also shows the number of those who have recovered from the virus - which currently stands above 36,000.

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    According to findings from the private research university, the coronavirus has spread significantly faster than other infectious diseases of the same family of viruses such as SARS. The university added that experts are placing the mortality rate between 1-3%.

    The interactive web-based dashboard is available to view here.

    Those who wish to learn more about the virus, including how it has spread, public health attempts at containment and the economic impact of the coronavirus, can do so via Esri’s detailed StoryMap here.

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