Google Maps to display covid-19 outbreak zones

Google is ready to deploy a new feature in Google Maps that will add a new map layer showing COVID-19 cases in an area so you can make informed decisions about where to go and what to do.

Users will be able to see a seven-day average of new COVID cases per 100,000 people for the area with a trend label showing increase or decrease of the no. of cases. 

There will be color coding legend to help users to distinguish the outbreak situation of the visiting area:

  •     Grey: Less than 1 case
  •     Yellow: 1-10 cases
  •     Orange: 10-20 cases
  •     Dark orange: 20-30 cases
  •     Red: 30-40 cases
  •     Dark red: 40+ cases


How to view Covid-19 layer on Google Maps

  1. On your mobile device, Open Google Maps.
  2. At the top, tap Layers, then select Covid-19 info.

“Data featured in the COVID layer comes from multiple authoritative sources, including Johns Hopkins, the New York Times, and Wikipedia. These sources get data from public health organizations like the World Health Organization, government health ministries, along with state and local health agencies and hospitals”
. – Team Google

By LTR Admin

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