- Microsoft Bing recently released an interactive map that allows users to see the number of coronavirus cases worldwide, by country, and by state.
- The map provides related articles for each region, but The Verge said they’re not always relevant or timely.
- Google is also developing tools to provide information about the coronavirus outbreak but was blindsided by President Donald Trump’s announcement of the technology last week, the news website Axios reported on Sunday.
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A map created by Microsoft’s Bing team gives people an easy way to observe the spread of COVID-19, The Verge reported on Monday.
The interactive map gives up-to-date information about confirmed cases worldwide and breaks down the number of active, recovered, and fatal cases by country and by US state.
You can click on any country or state to find related articles for that region. However, it might be best not to use it for discovering news articles — The Verge found that some of the articles were irrelevant or outdated.
But the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases appears to be updated regularly; the tool draws data from sources including the World Health Organization, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, and the US CDC.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the tech-company-created website that President Donald Trump talked about late last week. Google is also working on tools to provide information about the virus outbreak.
Google was caught off guard when Trump announced that the government would collaborate with the company to make tools like a website to help with COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment, the news website Axios reported on Sunday. Google’s tools will be less ambitious than Trump’s description, according to Axios.
Here’s how to use Microsoft’s new interactive coronavirus map.
Clicking on a country breaks down the number of cases there.
The map provides the number of active, recovered, and fatal cases for every spot on the map.
The map also includes a case breakdown for every US state.
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