Google has started rolling out a new update in Google Maps that adds a COVID-19 layer tool to track the information about Coronavirus cases in an area so that you stay well informed about where to go and what to do.
How to check?
Open the Google Maps, tap on the layers icon on the top right corner of the screen, then choose “COVID-19 info.”
After choosing the “COVID-19 Info”, you will get a 7-days average on new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the area you choose, and you will get information whether the cases are increasing or decreasing for the selected area.
Moreover, the COVID-19 layer will also show you color code to know the density of new cases in an area, which are,
- Grey: Less than 1 case
- Yellow: 1-10 cases
- Orange: 10-20 cases
- Dark orange: 20-30 cases
- Red: 30-40 cases
- Dark red: 40+ cases
According to Google, all the data of the COVID-19 layer comes from multiple trusted sources, including Johns Hopkins, the New York Times, and Wikipedia. These sources get their information from the World Health Organization, government health ministries, state and local health agencies, and hospitals for accurate, reliable data.
You can see the trending case data for 220 countries and territories that Google Maps supports.
Google mentioned that the new COVID-19 layer will be available for both Android and iOS starting this week worldwide.