Hopkins Launches Tool For Community Covid Cases (BBJ Story)
Months after rolling out its now-widely used (and significantly expanded) global coronavirus-tracking map, Johns Hopkins University has deployed a new web tool offering a granular, community-level look at COVID-19 in the United States.
The new interactive map, developed by a team of data scientists, software engineers, public health experts and others at Hopkins, launched Monday and includes county or city statistics alongside the tallies of confirmed cases and deaths updated regularly. In addition to localized tallies, the new map offers a dashboard for each city or county listing contextual data and risk factors. Among those are access to health care — down to the percentage of people in three age groups who are uninsured or on Medicare, Medicaid, employer-provided insurance, VA facilities or directly purchased plans — and the number of staffed, licensed and intensive care unit beds in a jurisdiction.