With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting people, health care systems, and governments across the world, health informatics is a more crucial field than ever. Many researchers, journalists, and amateur data enthusiasts have developed data tracking and visualization tools to help people monitor the spread and effects of the virus. We'll be collecting some of these tools here in the coming weeks.

Look around the page and dive into the numbers. Found any resources we haven't mentioned here? Email us at chipinfo@unc.edu.

Read more about UNC's response to COVID-19 here

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information

Economy data

Tableau published economic dashboards capturing the impact of COVID-19 on the world economy, including using the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 data to look for signals of economic rebound.

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COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports

See how your community is moving around differently due to COVID-19

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County cases and planning report

Esri created COVID-19 impact reports for each U.S. county. See statistics about each county, including insurance coverage, hospital beds, and at risk populations. Reports are updated daily.

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Institutions Analytics from Microsoft Academic

Microsoft Academic extracts author affiliation information automatically from publications and their metadata.

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Daily Dashboard of COVID-19’s Impact Across the U.S.

A slideshow of graphs detailing national and state-by-state COVID-19 case and mortality statistics in the U.S. Data are updated daily by the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and the Center for Populations Health Research, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute.

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Confirmed cases in Houston area

CHIP PhD student Alex Rich built a tool to help illustrate the need for social distancing in Texas.

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Our World in Data

Compilation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) statistics and research. More than 40 visualizations on the pandemic available on their website.

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COVID-19 Dashboards

This site was built by Hamel Husain, engineer at Github. This project aims to offer an accessible way for data professionals to share dashboards (that are updated with new data automatically) without requiring any expertise in front end development.



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UNC VAC Lab’s interactive visualization

UNC's Visual Analytics and Communication Lab, led by SILS professor and CHIP's assistant director David Gotz, created an interactive visualization of confirmed cases by state in the US.

Code is available free via github: https://github.com/vaclab/covid

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Genomic epidemiology of novel coronavirus

Nextstrain is an open-source project to harness the scientific and public health potential of pathogen genome data. They provide a continually-updated view of publicly available data alongside powerful analytic and visualization tools for use by the community. Nextstrain is incorporating nCoV genomes as soon as they are shared and providing analyses and situation reports.

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CoMuNe Infodemics Observatory

CoMuNe Lab, a research unit of Bruno Kessler Foundation's Center for Information and Communication Technologies, is monitoring the misinformation risk worldwide.

About 100M public messages have been collected and analyzed to understand the digital response in online social media to COVID-19 outbreak. Specifically, CoMuNe used machine learning techniques to quantify:

  • COLLECTIVE SENTIMENT & PSYCHOLOGY: lexicon-based and rule-based emotional and psychological state
  • SOCIAL BOT POLLUTION: The fraction of activities due to social bots and the exposure of the Twitterverse to unreliable news
  • NEWS RELIABILITY: the fraction of URLs pointing to reliable news and scientific sources

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High school student creates website to track virus

A high schooler in Washington State created a website in December to track COVID-19 data. The site also includes information about the virus and an interactive map.

Watch a full interview with the student.

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JHU COVID-19 Global Cases Dashboard

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is tracking the COVID-19 spread in real-time on a interactive dashboard with data available for download. They are also modeling the spread of the virus. Preliminary study results are discussed on their blog.

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UVA’s COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard

UVA researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute developed a visualization dashboard for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) surveillance data.

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UNC Libraries Information & Resources

UNC Libraries created a COVID-19 resource page to compile resources and information about the virus.

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SAS Coronavirus Report

SAS created a new COVID-19 report using data visualization to increase transparency and education around the coronavirus and serves as a starting point for basic information for organizations fighting the virus. Explore SAS' dashboard report.

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