COVID-19 is an acronym for Corona Virus Disease-2019 is a pneumonia like disease with unknown cause. It originated in Wuhan, China and reported to the country's WHO office on 31st December 2019. As of 4th-May-2020, 3,442,234 persons are affected and 239,740 deaths have been reported worldwide. In India, active cases stands at 29685 and 1389 deaths have been reported. To get the actual stats, we can rely on the official government sources, but official data is updated on a particular time. There are many sources available online, but to determine if the data is legit or not, is a difficult and time consuming task. This article will help you to find the trusted sources to get the real time data on COVID-19. Here we are going to list out the sources that you can trust.
Whole world is under lockdown right now as the COVID-19 crisis is completing 5 months, and people are looking for information everywhere. During this time of panic and uncertainty, a large amount of false information is also making rounds on social media, especially Whatsapp. We have researched and compiled a list of 5 reliable online platforms, which provide you with correct COVID-19 updates real time. We hope you rely upon them for information, rather than any other social media platform.
covid19india.org is an open-source platform, it means you can collaborate to this project. Covid19India provides detailed data for COVID-19 in india. They use official bulletins to generate their data, verified by volunteers. They are providing data related to COVID-19 so that it can be used by public. Covid19India.org provided meaningful and interative graphs, state wise and district wise data.
Some Features of covid19India.org are:
- District wise data.
- Percentage of cases based on gender.
- Searching for any particular area.
- Covid spread trends with help of graphs and detailed report.
Covindia.com is an online platform backed by Mahindra Ecole Centrale, and provides you with real time updates of COVID-19 cases in INDIA. The data it provides is quite succinct, and you can get all the information you may want on this site. As per their website, they generate data with the help of Artificial Intelligence, verified by volunteers before they make it live.
Features of covindia.com:
- State wise data.
- Data sorting based on total cases, new cases, total deaths and new deaths.
- A time-lapse of COVID-19 cases in India shown on the map of India is an interesting touch.
- You can also report new cases Covindia.
This is the COVID-19 dashboard of the World Health Organization. It displays real time COVID-19 information of the world. The data is available country wise and is displayed in the form of bar graph. You can also find the total number of cases and total deaths. WHO has provided data for every WHO region like Europe, Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Western Pacific. They has provided list of countries based on total number of cases.
Features of WHO Covid-19 Dashboard:
- Data of different countries.
- A time-lapse of COVID-19 cases worldwide.
- Search data for a country.
- Authentic data from trusted sources.
This platform is developed by John Hopkins University & Medicine, Coronavirus Resource Centre, therefore one can expect really detailed information on this site. It shows cumulative number of cases in countries, along with total death and recovered cases. For the United States, it shows citywise data of number of cases, death, recovered and even number of tests conducted in US cities. It also provides additional information about Covid-19 such as news topics, testing insights and Covid-19 basics. One such very interesting and informative topic is the Hubei Timeline, which shows how the outbreak and started and the events that followed. Another interesting article about cumulative cases over time across the globe shows an animation about the total number of cases reported in each country at each point in time.
This platform is developed by two students. In their words,
"The goal of this project is to provide a simple, interactive way to visualize the impact of COVID-19. We wanted people to be able to see this as something that brings us all together. It's not one country, or another country; it's one planet – and this is what our planet looks like today."
The interface is very simple, in the form of a rotating globe. One can click on each country to view it's current stats of COVID-19. The countries are coloured in various shades of red, corresponding to the intensity of the virus. On clicking on a country, one can see the number of total, active, death and recovered cases. It also shows the country's flag, as an added feature.
So these are the 5 platforms that can provide you real time data, having different features and functionlities. If you think we missed out some platforms, let us know in the comment section :)