Google continues to work on improving Google Maps, and the “COVID-19 Layer” went live on Wednesday. With this layer, users can see the areas where the virus is spreading and it is color coded based on the number of people with the coronary virus in each region. The layer produces these color codes based on a seven-day average for the number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 individuals and even reveals whether the number of cases is high or low.
In a blog post posted yesterday
Google says more than a billion people rely on Google Maps to get from “A” to “B” safely. This includes safe navigation around the virus using the COVID-19 layer. Google says, “This week we’ve introduced the COVID layer on maps, a tool that shows you crucial information about COVID – 19 events in an area so you can make more informed decisions about where to go and what to do.”
When you open Google Maps, tap the Layer button in the upper right corner of the screen and click on “COVID-19 Info”. You will then see a seven-day average of 100,000 new COVID patients per day for the area of the map you are viewing. Color coding also reveals the ity nature of new opportunities in the area. The COVID-19 layer is set to launch on iOS and Android phones this week.
Google Maps launches COVID-19 layer this week
The source of the data you see comes from legitimate sources such as Johns Hopkins New York Times, And Wikipedia. These sites obtain their information from the World Health Organization, government and regional health agencies, government organizations, and hospitals. Customers can get the same information through Google search, and they can get it from Google Maps. As Google says, “Travel is becoming more complex these days, and we hope these Google Maps features will help you get to where you want to be as safe and efficient as possible.”