This Website Allows You To Track The Spread of Wuhan Coronavirus in Real Time

The death toll of the coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China, has reached at least 213, and the virus has infected more than 9,800 people.

A Map produced by researchers at Johns Hopkins University tracks and visualizes epidemic reports using data from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organisation, China’s CDC and other sources with geographic-information-system mapping.

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As reports come in, the map keeps track of the total confirmed cases, total deaths, and total recoveries. Each red dot represents an outbreak, with the size corresponding to the relative size of the outbreak. Clicking on one shows the region’s information.

See the map here

The coronavirus case map updates in real time as global health agencies confirm more cases.

The clickable map identifies the regions where patients have been diagnosed with a coronavirus – the more cases there are in a region, the larger its point on the map (at the moment, the largest point belongs to Hubei province, where the outbreak originated).

The map also tracks deaths, in total and by city.

Lauren Gardner, director of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering and a civil engineering professor at Johns Hopkins, said the map isn’t just a resource for the public — health officials can download the data, which will inform research on the coronavirus in the future.

“We built this dashboard because we think it is important for the public to have an understanding of the outbreak situation as it unfolds with transparent data sources,” she said. “For the research community, this data will become more valuable as we continue to collect it over time.”

So far, the virus has spread to 13 other countries, including the US, France, Australia, and Japan.

Experts expect that the true number of people infected is much higher than the official total.

While health officials have said they think this coronavirus will be milder than SARS, Wuhan has been quarantined, and at least 12 other cities have imposed travel restrictions, affecting an estimated 56 million people.

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