While Google is taking efforts to develop a coronavirus screening and tracking website, Microsoft Bing team has launched a web portal that shall potentially track the COVID-19 infections worldwide.
People can get access to the website through bing.com/covid. The website provides up-to-date infection statistics for each country.
The COVID019 Tracker till date has listed 168,835 total confirmed cases, 84,558 active cases, 77,761 recovered cases, and 6,516 deaths.
According to the current data the tracker states, there are at least 3,244 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the US and at least 61 deaths.
Lots of professionals of Bing worked (from home) this past week to create a mapping and authoritative news resource that may provide COVID19 info. The tracker has an interactive map that allows site visitors to click on the country and see the specific number of cases and related articles from a variety of publishers.
The data that is published or the data on reveled through the tracker is being aggregated from several international and authenticate source. The World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) are the sources.
Microsoft announced the website two days after US President said Google has begun working on COVID-19-related portal for US citizens.
Google’s website is being built by Verily, which is a subsidiary of Alphabet focused on healthcare services.
While briefing the press US President Donald Trump said, “more than 1,700 engineers are currently working on the site”.
The tool will triage people who are concerned about their COVID-19 risk into testing sites based on guidance from public health officials. They can also test the availability.
Initially, there was some confusion on Google’s coronavirus portal. The company later announced it’s partnership with the US Government in developing a nationwide website. It claims that the website includes information about COVID-19 symptoms, risk, and testing information.