25 March 2020
Microsoft Bing has released a COVID-19 aka Coronavirus tracker that can be accessed via the web as well as mobile phones. It is a web-based tracker which means it can be used through any web browser. There is no need for installing a new app or logging in with an account to get the updated information.
The COVID-19 tracker (http://bing.com/covid) shows the total number of cases worldwide which are further divided into categories: Active cases, Recovered cases, and Fatal cases. A user can also choose any particular country from the list to get results specific to that particular place. There is also an interactive map for checking the number of cases around the globe.
If you will select a particular country, the tracker will also latest news stories and videos for the area. These are meant to help you get an idea of the Coronavirus outbreak in that particular area. It can be helpful if you and/or someone you know is living in the area. For the United States, it further breaks down data at the state level. It means you can check data, news, and videos for a particular American state.
The Bing Coronavirus tracker gets all of its data from various sources including the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Another good thing about this tracker is that it is well-optimized for mobile phones.
The tracker has been released just two days after Donald Trump, President of the United States, announced that Google is working on building its own COVID-19 tracker. It is actually being developed by Verily, an Alphabet subsidiary that deals in healthcare services. We will keep you updated as and when this tracker will be made available for public usage.