We have created this visual to provide an up-to-date view of the global spread and growth of COVID-19. It’s a prime example of how we can extract data and present it in a user-friendly format to create useful information upon which to base judgements and decisions. Whilst this visual relates to Coronavirus, we develop these sorts of applications day-in, day-out on behalf of clients for a variety of purposes.

In this instance, the visual takes data from John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre and shows the spread of the virus both geographically and among populations. You can use the timeline at the bottom of the map to see how quickly the virus has spread to different countries, and how case numbers have grown, since mid-February.

You can click on each circle to see an up-to-date case count, death rate and recovery rate for each country/region. The stats also show the change in case count in the last 24 hours. The size of the circles indicates the volume of cases reported, giving a clear picture of the worst-hit areas to date. Information is automatically updated from the database published by the university.

Rob Holmes, Managing Director, said: “Though we’ve all been shocked at the COVID-19 statistics, the speed and spread of Coronavirus has been particularly difficult to visualise. We have used a publicly-available data source to create a visual which assists the understanding of how this virus has spread across the globe.

“In a normal business setting, we would seek to understand what sort of data you do or could collect to help improve performance. We then use these datasets to present accurate information in an easily-digestible format to help business owners to make informed decisions to improve productivity. It’s about using technology to aid understanding of complex data.”

Previewed below, the live url (recommended for mobile users) can be found at: https://covidstats.rgsit.com.

Go and take a look and let us know what you think. You can click the play button (bottom left) or drag the timeline around at will to see the spread on a given date.

To find out how we can help you access and use data to improve business performance, please do get in touch.

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