Google Maps will show the spread of Covid-19

Google Maps adds the COVID-19 level, with which you can view all critical coronavirus spread data for specific areas.

Google announced today a new level in its Maps, which will provide critical information on COVID-19 cases read in a given area. The goal of the new feature is to help users understand the COVID-19 status prevailing in an area before moving on.

The service has not yet reached the mobiles but you are expected to see it within this week. Google Maps users will be able to see a color coding for areas with new COVID-19 cases per 100.000 people, with an average of seven days. There will also be a label indicating whether the number of cases is increasing or decreasing.

The data will come from a variety of sources, including the Johns Hopkins, New York Times and Wikipedia. These organizations, in turn, receive their data from local and intergovernmental organizations, such as the World Health Organization, government health ministries, state and local health services, and hospitals. Most of these sources already provide information in Google Search.

Maps will display national data in 220 countries and regions where the navigation application is available. Information at city, state, county or county level will also be visible, where possible. The new level will be released on Android and iOS worldwide.

To see it you have to go to Google Maps and press the level button in the upper right corner of your screen and click on "COVID-19 info".

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