Useful Dashboards for Tracking the Coronavirus

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Dashboards tracking Coronavirus

Track the Coronavirus around the world in real time with these dashboards.

These dashboards aggregate data and create maps and visuals that various information about the Coronavirus, where it's been, current statistics, where it's spreading, and its epidemiology and transmission.

There are many dashboards tracking the Coronavirus, not all of them are created equal. Here are some of the ones that use data from a variety of accurate sources and have unique and useful features or focus.

The actual name of the virus is SARS-CoV-2. The name of the disease it causes is COVID-19. The "type" of virus is a Coronavirus. These terms and COVID-19 seem to be used interchangeably. The WHO (World Health Organization) named the disease. For the purposes of this article, "Coronavirus" will be used.

Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
This is the most popular dashboard, not only for its appearance and interactive features but because data is updated in real time and has a mobile version. The dashboard shows the location and number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries for all affected countries. Zooming in on an area and clicking the red dot shows how many cases in that location that are confirmed, recovered, active, and deaths. You can view actual, logarithmic and daily cases.

Bing COVID-19 Tracker
This dashboard is easy to use and has a clean and minimal interface. It has the standard amount of information with the addition of related news stories when clicking on a country.

Healthmap
This dashboard is a bit scarce on details but has a good animation of the history and current status of the spread of the Coronavirus.

The New York Times
This dashboard is very easy to read and shows each information related to each continent, with links to other stories. It's not interactive and isn't updated in real time, though still a good resource.

NextStrain
This dashboard is for anyone interested in the genomic epidemiology of the coronavirus. The transmission animation is particularly well done. 

nCoV2019.live
This dashboard has a very easy to use interface with data display that's updated in real time, a separate map display, a wiki, and a newsletter. If you click on an location a side box appears with relevant information, links to government sites where available and photos from Google Maps. Very well done and impressive because it's done by a person high school in the USA as a coding project. Features are added with input and requests from site visitors.

List of Novel Coronavirus Dashboards
This is a list of Coronavirus dashboards that have been created with the Esri platform, the same platform as the Johns Hopkins dashboard. Quality varies but there are some interesting dashboards in different areas like a dispersion daily update and some that are focused on certain countries or areas.


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I use several ad/popup blockers, and don't see any of those ads. But, I agree that more options for keeping informed and up-to-date is good.

In addition to the Johns Hopkins dashboard and nCoV2019 version, here is another I've found to be worthwhile.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

I love that site, I'm glad they put a coronavirus page. Really clean interface with minimal data presented so you can find more if you're interested. Nice.

The textual info at the bottom is nice and the page is loaded with tons of charts and graphs filled with all the same info found on the Johns Hopkins dashboard. Otherwise, even with a basic popup blocker running, the site is riddled with ads. And rather than be convenient and tidy, the informational charts and graphs are spread out on a long scrolling, bright white page. The aesthetics alone are a huge turn off for me. But, the more options we have to find this information, the better in my opinion.

I'm asking because I viewed all of the sites in Google Chrome with no extensions other than a password manager (standard practice on my end) and saw no ads on any of the sites. The Bing site has a column of news articles but I see no ads there.
I use Google Chrome to test sites with only a password manager installed, no ad blocker or anything else, because it's the most commonly used browser.
I'm not seeing any ads on the Worldometers site either, if that's the site you're referring to.

Which of the dashboards are you referring to?