Microsoft has actually launched a new interactive Bing map to offer details on the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The map reveals the amount of cases on a per country basis, broken down by the number of currently active cases, recuperated cases, and deadly cases. Selecting private nations or states will offer links to relevant news stories and videos.
Microsoft states the tool is pulling data from a collection of sources including the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance (CDC), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and Wikipedia. The tool itself doesn’t state how frequently its numbers are being updated, however at the time of publication we discovered the data to have been upgraded in the last hour.
Although the case numbers the tool is pulling are consistent with those released by the WHO, Microsoft’s COVID-19 tracker appears to be having problem emerging pertinent news stories. Even more oddly, the lead video was an old news sector from January 24 th with the title “ No verified cases of coronavirus yet in the United Kingdom,” in spite of the tracker listing 1,391 cases in the country.
Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, the most recent post on the Dutch map (when viewed from The Netherlands) is two weeks old, despite the fact that the country’s government took the significant decision to closed down public locations including restaurants and schools simply the other day.
Microsoft isn’t the only tech giant which is seeking to supply info resources in the middle of the pandemic. Google has said it will launch a website “late Monday” with information about the outbreak, consisting of how to avoid its spread and links to regional resources. It is likewise supplying information on the novel coronavirus on its homepage, and through YouTube and Maps. The company is likewise launching a limited coronavirus screening website, which is currently just readily available to individuals in the Bay Location of California, in contrast to the nationwide service that the United States federal government suggested it was constructing on Friday