The overview of the COVID-19 maps for world
The first case of SARS-CoV-2 virus contamination was identified in Wuhan, Hubei province, China in December 2019. The virus that causes COVID-19 disease has spread throughout the world and as a result the World Health Organisation has declared a global pandemic. Globally, at the end of March 2020, there have been over 500,000 confirmed cases, including almost 23,000 deaths, according to the WHO reports.
Many interactive maps and map applications have been created for the purposes of monitoring the current outbreak of coronavirus disease, i.a. by the World Health Organisation, John Hopkins University or ESRI. Various data and information are collected on maps and dashboards, e.g.:
- epidemic spread (locally, regionally and globally);
- places where infection occurred;
- number of confirmed cases, people hospitalized, quarantined, cured and number of deaths;
- location of hospitals;
Apart from presenting information on interactive maps, many web applications often show data in a form of tables, charts and predictive models. Moreover, the vast majority of applications are linked by social media users, which provides data access to a huge number of people around the world.
The World Health Organisation application shows the latest data on the number of confirmed cases and deaths in individual countries and regions. The map in Overview presents a map with number of confirmed cases and deaths. Tab Explorer contains interactive chart which enables exploration of data with the use of different parameters and time slider.
A live-updating map created at the John Hopkins University was the first of its kind published in response to the spreading SARS-CoV-2 epidemic. The main map shows the number of cumulative confirmed cases, active cases, incidence rate and morality ratio in each country. Similar data is stored in a form of tables. At the bottom of the dashboard you can verify the status of the data update.
Interactive presentation created by the ESRI’s StoryMaps team explains in detail the beginnings of the outbreak. The reader learns about the stages of the virus spreading throughout the world. The presentation is full of live-updating maps, tables, charts, infographics and links to other sources.
Application developed by Microsoft Bing presents the number of confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries in each country. The data is more detailed than those presented before, the distribution of cases can be tracked by administrative unit of the selected country in a form of interactive map, tables and various charts. Additionally, after selecting a country, you have access to articles and news related to that country in connection with the COVID-19 epidemic.
A map created by the HealthMap team shows the spread of coronavirus pandemic. By pressing the green button Play you can see where and how fast the disease spread around the world from January 2020 to today.
An interesting and expanded visualisation tool created by scientists from the University of Virginia offers an interactive map that can be viewed using four tabs – after switching, you can analyse the number of active cases, confirmed cases, deaths and number of people recovered. A time slider allows you to track the dynamic spread of the epidemic from 22 January 2020. On the left side of the application window is a graph showing the number of confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries, which can be analysed in the form of daily increase or in the form of a graph with cumulative values. In the Data tab you can view and query tabular data. Most data is provided at the country level, for some countries at the state/province level and for USA down to the county level.
The Kaiser Family Foundation website has a map of confirmed cases and deaths by country. Apart from the map, you can switch to tends analysis where data can be compared on a chart or view data table with basic statistics for each country.
A comprehensive article on the coronavirus epidemic in China, containing many interactive maps, charts, tables and legible infographics. The article presents interesting collections of data on the number of infections and deaths in countries most affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, or a comparison of the number of cases in China and the world. Infographic clearly explain the causes of the outbreak and the course of the epidemic in Wuhan, China, how one can be infected and how to avoid it.
You will not find any interactive map on this website, nevertheless it is a rich source of COVID-19 statistical data. Worldmeter presents data in a form of tables and charts, both globally and for every country affected by the epidemic.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC) provides current number of confirmed cases and deaths in individual countries on its website daily. The data can be downloaded in the form of Excel, CSV, JSON or XML files. In addition, these data is presented as histograms and simple static maps which show i.a. daily increase of confirmed cases in each country or each continent.
The map developed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is based on data on COVID-19 cases from the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (leading national public health institute in the US). It allows you to check both the number of deaths and detected cases in a given area, as well as to compile current data with historical epidemics, i.e. 2014-Ebola, 2009-H1N1 (swine flu), 2003-SARS.
The map shows the development in time of coronavirus epidemic worldwide with detailed coverage of selected counties - states and provinces in Germany, states in the US and provinces in China. Data relate to the number of confirmed cases, recoveries and deaths.
Every day more and more maps and applications about COVID-19 are being created around the world. Other interesting sites are listed below:
- Tracking Coronavirus COVID-19 – Here Technologies
- Epidemic Calculator
- Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus – The Nextstrain Team
- Map and statistics for Italy
- Detailed data on epidemic in Germany
- Data regarding COVID-19 epidemic in Austria
- Data regarding COVID-19 epidemic in Canada
- Data regarding COVID-19 epidemic in Italy
- Data regarding COVID-19 epidemic in the Netherlands
- Data regarding COVID-19 epidemic in the UK
- Data regarding COVID-19 epidemic in Spain
- Map showing media information about COVID-19 from around the world
- ThinkGeo map of coronavirus spread
- Map showing statistical data for individual countries - CNA
- Map showing the Global Security Index