This website tracks and maps the spread of coronavirus from Wuhan

Jan 28 2020, 10:39 am

From travel advisories to airport screenings and the country’s first cases, America has seen many developments through the latter half of January regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that originated in Wuhan, China.

And for those who wish to keep up with the coronavirus in nearly-real-time, there’s now a map for that.

Developed by the Johns Hopkins Centre for Systems Science and Engineering, the interactive map is titled Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases and offers a visual representation of all the world’s confirmed cases of the illness.

The dashboard is updated regularly with data from the World Health Organization and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, among other sources.

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The map’s view from afar shows a stark red cluster of confirmed ailments in Wuhan, the virus’ city of origin, and a speckle of illnesses in the surrounding region.

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Upon closer inspection, the map shows large-by-comparison clusters in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing.

The view of North America currently shows small, remote markings in a few areas across the United States, including Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco.

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As of Tuesday, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), five people in the US are confirmed positive for coronavirus, while 73 cases are still pending.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has announced that the editors of major scientific journals have agreed to share pre-publication 2019-nCoV papers with the WHO.

Normally, it can take anywhere from weeks to months for a paper to reach publication after submission.

The decision to share pre-published works, the organization says, will allow for analysis of the outbreak situation as it evolves, real-time, so that informed action can be taken.

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