Google has worked with Stanford University’s Big Local News and Pitch Interactive to create a new interactive tool which allows you to map Covid-19 in your local area.
If you enter a zip-code or county name into the Covid-19 Case Mapper you can create an interactive map showing the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 across your county and state. Once you have created your map you can use the ‘export and embed’ button to add the map to your own website or blog.
The maps created with the tool visualize the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in relation to the local population. The choropleth map shows the number of cases per 100,000 people, which helps to reveal the severity of the outbreak across your local area. The maps also provides data on the number of fatalities in your county and state. Users of your created map can hover over counties to reveal the number of confirmed cases and fatalities and see how this compares to the number of cases and fatalities in the state and in the whole of the USA.
The data for the generated maps comes from the New York Times’ open COVID-19 county dataset. At the moment the Covid-19 Case Mapper only works in the USA but there are plans to create a global edition of the tool.