More Data on Coronavirus as of April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Data Dashboards

An amazing colleague of mine in Europe has compiled an excellent list of public “dashboards” that display different views of Coronavirus data. I’m sharing some of them with you now.

All the data in my previous post is still valid. The following dashboards offer many different perspectives on the same data. You as the user can dig into a high list of options for how you want to filter and view that data.

Again, be careful how much time you spend looking at this stuff. Take a break when you need to.

These two are really amazing:

ESRI – All Hazards Consortium
Map including state level restrictions compilation:

These dashboards include data compiled and presented by Germany, Italy, Virginia (USA), and even some high school kid who compiled data from the CDC and WHO.

  1. – Robert Koch Institute (Germany)
  2. – Berlin Morgenpost Visualizaton (Germany)
  3. – Department of Civil Protection (Italy)
  4. – University of Virginia (Adds a time slider)
  5. – World Treatment Dashboard – free account required
  6. – World Covid Statistics Dashboard (numerous different graph views)
  7. – Covid Specific Country Statistics Graphs (editable by country)
  8. – Covid Live Dashboard (High School kid from Washington State using CDC and WHO data)


My credentials: Lara Coutinho - Senior Knowledge Manager

Coronavirus Guidance as of April 3, 2020

Guidance regarding behavior must be backed up by hard data. Otherwise, your actions may be a waste of time or actively damaging. My previous blog post offered hard data sources for COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) cases worldwide (COVID-19). This blog post offers some additional guidance based on data compiled by sources I recommend as the most reliable we have.

For those folks struggling with where to find reliable data, and the interpretation of data that provides us guidelines, I recommend the following: – The World Health Organization (WHO) is the international gold standard for health related information. – The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers American focused guidance. This page offers an FAQ. – FEMA now has a rumor control FAQ.

One aspect of this crisis I have yet to find reliable data on is regarding how much one needs to clean the groceries when bringing them into the house. This is unclear because we have little data regarding how long this coronavirus survives on surfaces.
Remember, this is “Novel Coronavirus” which is a new thing never seen before. Data on other coronaviruses shows that they can live on surfaces for as long as a few days. This is what the WHO has to say about the topic:
“It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.”

My credentials:

Lara Coutinho - Senior Knowledge Manager

Coronavirus Data as of March 31, 2020

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the Novel Coronavirus. This blog post provides a short summary of the public data available regarding cases, deaths, and recoveries worldwide.

The short short version:

Click this link to see the most up to date data regarding COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus cases, deaths, and recoveries worldwide:

This data is presented in a map form. You can click on various buttons to filter the data to see what you want. The sources for this data are displayed as links on the map. Data is updated continually.

The moderately short version:

The data feeding this map is compiled by the Johns Hopkins University and shared publicly. Many other institutions use the same data and publish maps with a different focus to the data. For example, the US Army 5th Engineering Detachment’s Geospatial Planning Cell at USINDOPACOM (Honolulu, Hawaii) has published a map with the same data. The map looks different because the data is displayed organized by Combatant Command – the military’s way of dividing up the globe into regions.

To see the Army’s Combatant Command version of the COVID-19 data map, click here:

Army 5th Engineering Detachment Geospatial Planning Cell COVID-19 data map

Another organization compiling and sharing data is the World Health Organization. Their map is here:

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 data map


John’s Hopkins University’s medical research institution has become the clearing house and source for the most up to date COVID-19 data, so most of the maps you can see publicly are getting their data from Johns Hopkins University.

For a quick 1 page intro to John’s Hopkins Medicine, click here:

For a review of Johns Hopkins University that may give you more perspective on their stellar reputation for medical research, click here:

A deeper dive into maps, data and sources:

ESRI is a company that produces mapping software. Most of the maps you can easily find online are using ESRI’s software to produce the maps.

ESRI also has a data catalog for COVID-19 data with descriptions of their sources here:

That ESRI link will give you more data and sources than you can read in a month of isolation. Click at your own risk. You may be in front of your computer for a while. 😉

About me:

I work as a Senior Knowledge Manager for Booz Allen Hamilton in support of the All Partners Access Network – within the Unclassified Information Sharing program of U.S. DoD.

In plain English, my day job is managing unclassified information so users worldwide can get the information they need, when they need it, to make informed decisions.

For more detail, see my LinkedIn profile here:

Lara Coutinho - Senior Knowledge Manager