Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Activating Covid-19 information in Google Maps

Google has added a new tool in Google Maps that is very helpful in these times of Pandemic. The Covid-19 information of each area is now available in Google Maps, and it is very easy to active. This tool is available in Android and iOS phones, and it shows the 7 day average of cases per 100.000 people in each area. 

To activate is you have to tap on the layers button on the top right hand corner of your screen and click on “COVID-19 info”.

If you zoom in you can see more detailed information about Covid-19 in each area, information that can be useful if you are traveling or living in a determinate area.

This is what Google informed this week about this new tool.

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. Many of these sources already power COVID case information in Search, and we’re now expanding this data to Google Maps.

While getting around is more complicated these days, our hope is that these Google Maps features will help you get where you need to be as safely and efficiently as possible. The COVID layer starts rolling out worldwide on Android and iOS this week. 

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