With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 respiratory illness around the world, data and facts are essential for public understanding and an organized response. Tableau has launched a free resource page that includes relevant data visualizations about the spread of COVID-19 and the public health response. They have also added curated data sources and a quick start Tableau dashboard to enable you to explore the data.
At the time of writing, there are 145,368 confirmed cases of Covid-19, of which 71,694 have recovered, while 5,429 have died. But don’t take my word for it – you can follow the progress of the coronavirus as it moves around the world, in real time, thanks to a spell-binding “interactive web-based dashboard” hosted by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
Since 22 January 2020, the dashboard has shown the location and number of confirmed cases as they are reported, along with casualties and recoveries. Developed to “provide researchers, public health authorities and the general public with a user-friendly tool to track the outbreak as it unfolds,” according to a university statement, it lays out the public health crisis in staggering detail.
With panic setting in all over the world, there’s a strange sort of relief to be found in seeing the data right there, in black and white (and red, and green also). Every new recovery is a moment to celebrate; the relatively flat rate of daily new cases may help make the anxiety a little easier to handle. It helps, too, that the map is intuitive to use and beautifully designed.
So, if you want to access the interactive live map of Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases Monitored by John Hopskin University, you can click here. Or you wanto to access COVID-19 Data Resource Hub by Tableau Community, you can click here.
Access the data
Johns Hopkins University has taken the lead in compiling data in real time and making it available to the public. Tableau have made the John Hopkins University Coronavirus Data Stream easy to access and analyze.
With the help of several current and former Tableau Zen Masters, we are making this data available in a standardized format with an automated refresh. This single source easily blends with other data sources so you can analyze the movement of the disease over time, in any context. | GET THE DATA
Get a jumpstart on your analysis
We have also created a downloadable dashboard available on Tableau Public and for direct download. With this workbook, pre-loaded with a connection to the JHU Coronavirus Data Stream and including a core set of visualizations and filters, anyone can blend this data with their own to better understand your organization’s impact. | VIEW THE DASHBOARD | DOWNLOAD THE DASHBOARD | STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS
The JHU Coronavirus Data Stream includes reported cases at the country level and province/state in select countries. Drawing from the JHU CSSE github repository, this cleaned (ISO-8601 date format), unioned & unpivoted dataset is updated daily. Full information on the data sources available here.
Join the discussion
Tableau Community invite you to join this forum for data and analytics on the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation. This is a space for collaboration, sharing of resources and feedback, and to pose your own questions. We expect all users of the forums to abide by the Tableau Community Code of Conduct. | VIEW THE FORUM
As you use data around this outbreak, it’s important to remember that, while it consists of data from trusted sources, it’s difficult to estimate an accurate count for the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide because of the vastly different approaches to both testing and reporting. Also remember, even data visualizations based on accurate data can be misleading. Read more about data viz best practices related to COVID-19 and community engagement guidelines.
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