Coronavirus Screening and Tracking Website
Microsoft Bing of COVID-19
Still Google is working on a coronavirus screening and tracking website platform, Microsoft Bing team has already launched a web portal for tracking COVID-19 infections worldwide.
If interested one can look at the website at bing.com/covid, this website is providing up-to-date infection statistics for each country.
This tracker has already listed the COVID-19 total confirmed cases as 168,835, active cases are 84,558, recovered cases 77,761 and deaths 6,516.
Confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the US are at least 3,244 and at least 61 deaths.
Lots of Bing employees had worked (from home) this past week to create a mapping and authoritative news resource for COVID19 info,” Michael Schechter, General Manager for Bing Growth and Distribution at Microsoft, was quoted as saying in a ZDNet report on Sunday (15.03.2020).
An interactive map was developed which allowed the site visitors to click on the country to see the specific number of cases and related articles from a variety of publishers.
The data is being cumulated from sources like the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
COVID-19 Tracking Website
Microsoft announced the website two days after US President Donald Trump said Google has begun working on COVID-19-related portal for US citizens.
A Subsidiary of Alphabet focused on healthcare services had worked for Google’s website said by Trump. He said during a press briefing last week that more than 1,700 engineers are currently working on the site. The tool will help in sorting people based on their need for immediate medical treatment about their COVID-19 risk into testing sites based on guidance from public health officials and test availability.
The company initially had faced some confusion on Google’s coronavirus portal but later announced that it is partnering with the US Government in developing a nationwide website that includes information about COVID-19 symptoms, risk, and testing information.