A roundup of coronavirus dashboards, datasets and resources

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Access and availability of data on the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, are essential for understanding how the virus spreads, who is most likely to get it, and how to keep them safe.

This post is an attempt to round up a list of dashboards, datasets, media, and resources reporters and researchers can use to stay informed.

Dashboards and maps

  • Antoine Soetewey wrote an excellent blog post on creating a country-specific dashboard with R Shiny.
  • At Storybench, we interviewed Northeastern’s Samuel Scarpino, assistant professor at the Network Science Institute, about a map he built tracking the virus.
  • The New York Times has a series of maps of the outbreak that it is constantly updating.
  • The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has a Covid-19 dashboard.
  • USAFacts is mapping cases as well. More on their data below.
  • The Associated Press is updating a map twice daily with infections by county:

Data

  • The COVID Tracking Project, a collaboration between The Atlantic, data scientist Jeff Hammerbacher, and a team of volunteers, “collects information from 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and 5 other U.S. territories to provide the most comprehensive testing data we can collect for the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.”
  • Reddit has a curated list of coronavirus datasets on /r/datasets:

Media 

There’s obviously no shortage of media coverage of coronavirus. Here’s a taste of what we’ve been following.

Resources

We will keep posting more resources as we learn about them. If you know of any, please leave them in the comments!

Martin Frigaard
Martin Frigaard is a tidyverse/R trainer in Oakland, CA. Find him on Twitter.

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