Starting this week, the Maps app will show seven-day averages of recent Covid-19 instances per 100,000 individuals. The chosen areas will present if instances are growing or lowering and be shaded with considered one of six colours to suggest what number of new instances had been reported.
In a weblog put up. Google mentioned the software exhibits “important details about Covid-19 instances in an space so you may make extra knowledgeable selections about the place to go and what to do.”
Google is pulling information from three sources: Johns Hopkins College, the New York Instances, and Wikipedia. They obtain their information from the World Well being Group and different public or authorities well being organizations. Info is offered for all 220 international locations that Google Maps works in.
The characteristic will quickly be accessible on iOS and Android variations of Google Maps. To make use of it, open the app, press the layers button (two squares on prime of one another) on the highest proper and press “Covid-19 Information” button. That can reveal the color-coded app displaying case counts.
This week’s replace is simply the newest for the ever-evolving app. Final month, it rolled out a colourful and extra detailed redesign that goals to assist individuals extra simply distinguish various kinds of terrain. Google Maps additionally positioned a better emphasis on discovery and proposals, together with a brand new emblem, in a February replace to rejoice its 15th birthday.