Health Editor’s Note: This is a good way to keep up with what is happening in the medical world with regards to the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019. Dashboard for both Johns Hopkins and WHO is included in this article….Carol
by Molly Walker/Associate Editor/Medpage Today
This tracker from Johns Hopkins University provides realtime information and tracks cases of this novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, as well as around the world, including numbers of deaths, recovered patients, and countries affected.
The World Health Organization has its own coronavirus dashboard as well, but includes only its own information, whereas the Hopkins team synthesizes data from WHO and four additional sources: CDC, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, China’s National Health Commission, and ncov.dxy.cn, an independent data source maintained by Chinese physicians.
Lauren Gardner, associate professor of civil and systems engineering and co-director of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), led the dashboard development effort. There’s also a mobile version or see it full size.
Here’s a condensed timeline from our reporting on the outbreak:
Feb. 4, 2020: NEJM Coronavirus Transmission Research Questioned
The report says letter about asymptomatic transmission in Germany has errors.