It’s easy to panic about everything going on in the world today. Is it safe to go to the grocery store? Am I going to lose my job? How can I keep paying the mortgage? Many of us are looking for answers to those questions.
But finding information you can trust is hard with all the junk spreading across every corner of the internet. Conspiracy theories, like the one that 5G is spreading the coronavirus, are everywhere. Tap or click for four compelling reasons that put the 5G nonsense to rest.
One of our favorite resources here at Komando.com is the COVID-19 tracking map from Johns Hopkins University. It’s already the most accurate infection map around, and it just got a whole lot better with a major upgrade. We’ll show you how it works.
Tracking COVID-19 infections
Currently, no vaccine exists for COVID-19. But scientists around the world are working tirelessly to learn more about this mysterious illness. Early research indicates certain antiviral drugs show promise against the disease, but these have yet to be approved for human trials.
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Until there is a vaccine, it’s important to keep practicing social distancing and taking every precaution to stay safe. That’s why it’s critical to know where all the hot spots are in the world and if you’re in an area with soaring infections.
Johns Hopkins University’s digital map was among the first to track coronavirus infections around the world. To date, it’s the most trusted map around. And it just got even better with a dashboard that shows up-to-date local information.
In addition to number by country, you’ll now find local county-by-county data that includes confirmed cases, fatality rate, hospital capacity and the number of recorded deaths.
JUST RELEASED:— Johns Hopkins University (@JohnsHopkins) April 13, 2020
🗺️ U.S.-specific map tracking the spread of #COVID19
📍 JHU County Status Reports detailing testing and hospital capacity data, demographic data for at-risk populations, and much more.
Explore the new map here: https://t.co/M8z2vq4CeD
How to use Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracker
This infection map was already impressive before this latest update. It lists confirmed COVID-19 cases, as well as the current rate of progression and fatalities.
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Now you can find detailed information for each county in the U.S. Even better, it’s super easy to read.
Visit the map by clicking here. Then, you can zoom in on any location in the U.S. for detailed information.
You’ll notice a couple of menus on the upper right hand of the U.S. map — one for state and another for county numbers.
Simply select the state you want information on in that drop-down menu, then select the county. The map will focus on the area you select. Just zoom in further and click on the county you’re interested in.
You can click the status report for more details. Here’s an example of what we found for New York City.
New York is the hardest-hit area in the U.S. and this status report confirms that. It shows the total confirmed cases, deaths, fatality rate and the number of people tested in the county.
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You can easily find this information for the county you live in, too. Just follow the steps above to see how your area has been impacted. Remember, knowledge is power and the more we understand this nasty virus, the sooner we’ll be able to get back to life as normal.
In the meantime, keep washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. And if you can stay home, stay home. We’ll get through this together.
The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, advice, or health objectives.