Microsoft launches Covid-19 tracker website

Microsoft has launched a new interactive Bing map to provide information on the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Screenshot of Microsoft Bing Coronavirus 'Covid-19' tracker website on Wednesday 18, 2020 18:47 GMT

The map shows the amount of cases on a per country basis, broken down by the number of currently active cases, recovered cases, and fatal cases.

Screenshot of Microsoft Bing Coronavirus 'Covid-19' tracker website on Wednesday 18, 2020 18:50 GMT

In the US, meanwhile, you can view information state-by-state. Selecting individual countries or states will provide links to relevant news stories and videos. Unfortunately, the stories being promoted aren’t always the most timely or useful to understand the current state of the evolving pandemic.

Microsoft says the tool is pulling data from a collection of sources including the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and Wikipedia.

According to The Verge, The tool itself doesn’t say how frequently its numbers are being updated, but at the time of publication we found the data to have been updated in the last hour.

Meanwhile, Early Wednesday 18th March, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Health said Nigeria now has five new cases on Coronavirus, bringing to eight the total number of confirmed cases in the country.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire announced that the four cases are in Lagos while one is in Ekiti state. According to the minister, the cases were confirmed on Tuesday and validated Wednesday.

 TVC News reported that Mr Ehanire explained that three of the victims came from the United States of America including a mother and child while two others also from the UK, who came via the nation’s land border.

Nobody has died from the disease in Nigeria and one of the earlier three cases has completely recovered.

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