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Google Maps to display Covid-19 Outbreak & Cases >> Google announced a new feature that the popular Web Mapping Service – Google Maps will show the Corona Virus Outbreak, the number of cases reported in a particular geographical region. This would enable people to understand the situation at their own area and the place they plan to travel.

The feature is expected to be available for both Iphone and Android devices in almost 220 countries. Google will get the current data from multiple authoritative sources including Wikipedia, The New York Times and Johns Hopkins University.

The seven day Average for the number of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people will be displayed, which will be color coded(Green – less than one case per 100,000 people; Dark Red – more than 40 cases per 100,000 people) to represent the current trend.

Google Maps update will be rolled out soon and the new feature can be accessed as mentioned :
-Tap the layers button, which looks like a square on top of another square.
-Select the “Covid-19 Info” layer


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