Web Apps and Sites That Give Real Time COVID-19 Updates
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 06, 2020 5:47pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
COVID-19 is a pandemic, one that largely affected the Philippines. We have over 2,000 cases as of writing and the number increases day by day. We’re still under community quarantine, forcing us to stay in our homes. But even though we are in our homes, we should stay updated about what’s going on with our nation and the world.
Here are some of the web apps and sites that will give you real time COVID-19 updates.
In terms of global data, you can check out this website by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE). It shows the data breakdown per country or region, shows the total deaths and recoveries, and cumulative or active cases. If you’re viewing from a mobile device, you can see it more clearly here.
This tracker by the Department of Health gives updates about the total number of cases, recovered, and deaths in the Philippines. It gives information about Overseas Filipino Workers and foreign nationals in the country who are COVID-19 positive. It also provides the breakdown of confirmed patients per city or municipality.
WorldoMeter provides information about the active and closed cases (deaths and recoveries) around the world. It also provides other useful information like COVID-19 symptoms, incubation period, and mortality rate.
The University of the Philippines developed ths web portal to keep the citizens updated about the COVID-19 numbers. It provides the total number of cases, deaths, recoveries, Persons Under Investigation (PUIs), Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs), and even the persons tested. It provides information on the cases by city or municipality, gender, and even age group.
Another website where you can check real time COVID-19 updates is the2019ncov.com. It provides global graphs and summarized regional statistics about the deaths and recoveries. It features tweets from the World Health Organization and sources and news about new cases.
Showing a map of confirmed cases per region is what Accuweather.com will show you. It provides the statistics about the confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries regarding the COVID-19 situation per country or region. You can look up the latest news about the pandemic on this website, too.
Apart from real time statistics, this website also provides real time news and updates from credible sources like Bloomberg, Reuters, and Guardian.
Let’s keep ourselves updated during these crucial times. While we inform ourselves of the data and news, it’s important to also observe proper handwashing and hygiene at all times.