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Google Maps adds a COVID-19 layer to follow coronavirus patterns by region

Recently, Google Maps added new security highlights to assist individuals with exploring the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently, Google is including a layer that will show COVID-19 episode information. The COVID-19 layer was initially found by Jane Manchun Wong recently.

As per Google, the COVID-19 layer will show data for each of the 220 nations and domains that Google Maps upholds, alongside state or territory, district, and city-level information where accessible. Data remembered for the COVID-19 layer will be sourced from “different legitimate sources, for example, Johns Hopkins, The New York Times, and Wikipedia. These sources, thusly, get information from general wellbeing associations, including the World Health Organization.

Google said the new COVID-19 layer will show a seven-day normal of new COVID-19 cases for every 100,000 individuals for the region of the guide you’re taking a gander at. Shading coding will likewise be utilized to help individuals effectively recognize the thickness of new cases in a zone, and there will be names that demonstrate whether cases are moving up or down.

Since the flare-up of COVID-19 recently, Google has been dynamic in utilizing its assets to assist individuals with following SARS-CoV-2. One of the organization’s significant activities saw it collaborate with Apple to make the Exposure Notifications System, an API and Bluetooth Low Energy spec intended to safely execute contact following in applications.

With summer slowing down and the bustling occasion time frame not too far off — also a political decision in the U.S. — having the option to handily get to COVID-19 information in such a generally utilized application ought to be useful for individuals endeavoring to explore the pandemic. Google said the new COVID-19 layer in Google Maps will turn out worldwide on Android and iOS starting this week.