CovidCounties - an interactive, real-time tracker of the COVID-19 pandemic at the level of US counties

medRxiv. 2020 May 2;2020.04.28.20083279. doi: 10.1101/2020.04.28.20083279. Preprint

Abstract

Management of the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a significant challenge to policy makers. This is in large part due to uneven reporting and the absence of open-access visualization tools to present local trends and infer healthcare needs. Here we report the development of CovidCounties.org, an interactive web application that depicts daily disease trends at the level of US counties using time series plots and maps. This application is accompanied by a manually curated dataset that catalogs all major public policy actions made at the state-level, as well as technical validation of the primary data. Finally, the underlying code for the site is also provided as open source, enabling others to validate and learn from this work.

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