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Microsoft Launches COVID-19 Tracker

Tech companies join the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

Microsoft

He has created a tracker for COVID-19, the official term for the disease caused by the virus, located at www.bing.com/covid.

The place

It was released on Sunday, and it is presented on a live map and tracks total confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as cases by country. Click on a country for more information on the virus outbreak there, with a number of active / recovered / fatal cases, as well as news and videos. For the USA USA, you will also get a breakdown of confirmed cases by state.

The site is not offered

Nothing significantly different from the similar trackers we've seen – the Johns Hopkins University live map is still one of the best resources available, but it's fast, clean, and mobile-friendly. Also, the "News" tab for individual countries currently shows nothing.

The site was a team effort

Microsoft Bing employees who work from home, and the data comes from sources like the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). USA, as well as the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

On Monday Alphabet’s Verily launched a coronavirus detection website for Santa Clara and San Mateo counties in California. Verily is a "Sister company" of Google (both companies are subsidiaries of Alphabet) that focuses on life science and healthcare.

The launch continues

President Donald Trump's statements that Google is building a coronavirus test site, which appears to have surprised Google.

The website is a "Online evaluator based on guidelines from public health officials", which will help people find out if they qualify for testing through the Verily program. And although the site is currently very limited in scope, Verily says that "He's working to rapidly expand the evidence."

“The program is in its early stages, and we will take the time to evaluate operations at pilot sites in the Bay Area before deploying to additional sites. We are working closely with Governor Newsom's office, federal authorities, and local public health authorities to ensure we have the right capabilities to help more people in the coming weeks. " Verily said in a blog post on her website.

To be eligible for the evaluation

Users must be US residents. USA 18 years of age or older, with a Google account, and must be willing to share health information with Google.