Johns Hopkins University is maintaining an online map that tracks the growing number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases around the world in real time. The map was created by the university’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering, and it pulls in data from myriad health agencies, including the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. As of 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 7, the map indicated there were 102,472 total global confirmed cases (340 US Cases) and 57,463 recoveries.
The primary data source for the tool is DXY, a Chinese platform that “aggregates local media and government reports to provide COVID-19 cumulative case totals in near real-time at the province level in China and country level otherwise,” the post explained. Additional data comes from Twitter feeds, online news services and direct communication sent through the dashboard. Johns Hopkins then confirms the case numbers with regional and local health departments.
Check out the Johns Hopkins map and totals here, then click on USA in left table and zoom in.