Microsoft Bing COVID-19 Tracker: an Interactive Visualization

Microsoft aggregates a collection of sources and builds an interactive tracker for the public

This article is a part of #COVID-19 campaign tag empowering everyone to understand and track the coronavirus situation with the most precise, aggregated, and best available information.

Today, I would like to put forth Microsoft Bing COVID-19 tracker in the official link here. “Microsoft says the tool is pulling data from a collection of sources including the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and Wikipedia” (The Verge, 2020). This truly demonstrates a power of search engine and news aggregation to provide real-time insights. Not only can you take a closer look on cases in the interactive Bing map, but you also track the latest updates on your phone with the Bing app (download via Google Play Store.) Relevant news, videos, and trends are displayed under the “Overview” pane.

Microsoft Bing Team allows users to switch the graphical views showing key charts and statistics:

  1. Spread over time (dissected by confirmed cases and fatality.)
  2. Compare cases by region.
  3. Distribution of confirmed cases.
  4. Top 10 regions by active cases.
  5. Confirmed cases.
  6. Active cases.
  7. Tabular data.

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