Track live coronavirus updates in the US, globally with real-time maps of confirmed cases, deaths

Monitor the international outbreak of coronavirus in countries across the world

Screenshot taken of the Johns Hopkins coronavirus map on March 9, 2020 at 3:32 p.m. (Johns Hopkins) (Johns Hopkins)

SAN ANTONIO – An interactive dashboard shows real-time data of confirmed cases and deaths related to COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering created a map that provides the most accurate international tracking of the outbreak.

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Mobile users having problems with the map? View a mobile-friendly version of the map here.

The primary source of data for the map is DXY, “an online platform run by members of the Chinese medical community, which aggregates local media and government reports to provide COVID-19 cumulative case totals,” according to a Johns Hopkins blog post. (A full list of data sources for the map can be found here.)

As the map notes, it “relies upon publicly available data from multiple sources, that do not always agree.” The map creators are confirming case numbers with regional and local health departments before they update the map.

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COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that gatherings of 50 people or more should be canceled for the next eight weeks and the Texas Education Commissioner said schools could be out through the duration of the school year.

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