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Interactive Coronavirus Map Makes It Easy to Find Local News Stories

by Suzanne Kantra on March 11, 2020

Looking for the latest Coronavirus news? It's hard to miss the major stories on Coronavirus, but you may miss some of the smaller stories posted by local news outlets, especially if you're tracking news in a loved one's area. This interactive COVID-19 map lets you find stories based on location and type of information — suspected cases, confirmed cases, quarantines, travel restrictions and more. 

The COVID-19 map is crowdsourced, based on links that are submitted to the Covid-19 Reddit Map Community, which is 3,400 members strong. So the list is a good representation, but not definitive. Stories are broken down into the following categories: 

  • Information
  • Suspected Cases
  • Confirmed Cases
  • Recovered Cases
  • Deceased Cases
  • Quarantine
  • Travel Limitations
  • Travel Restrictions & Border Crossings
  • Countries - Nationwide

Caronavirus map detail

Clicking on a map icon will bring up a synopsis of what's happening and a list of links to supporting news stories. Most of the stories are from local TV stations and other news outlets, but you'll also find advisories from local health services, colleges and universities, national news outlets and government social media accounts, among others. 

[Image credit: Techlicious/Covid-2019 Reddit Map Community/Google]


News, Health and Home, Health & Fitness, Blog, COVID-19

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From Kim on March 11, 2020 :: 1:19 pm

Google Maps can’t download this map. I have tried 4 times.



From Josh Kirschner on March 11, 2020 :: 2:58 pm

It’s working for us on our mobile and desktop devices. What device and browser are you using?



From Jude on March 12, 2020 :: 12:51 pm

I am a teacher and find this map hugely helpful. Could you please refer me to where the legend of the interactive map is listed. I appreciate the information and would not like to rely on guesswork about the meaning of each symbol.(Heart means no cases? Jolly Roger means one case of death?)
Thank you.



From Suzanne Kantra on March 12, 2020 :: 1:14 pm

There is a list that can be used as a legend for the map on the left of the page.  Here’s what I’ve found:

the orange circles (hazard warning) and outline are reports of confirmed cases
the yellow circles (hazard warning) are reports of suspected cases
the maroon circles (ship and plus sign) are quarantine
the black circles (skulls) are reports of deaths
the green circles (hearts) are recovered cases
the gray circles (flags) and outlines are nationwide information like border closings
the blue circles (i and person) are requests for information

Hope this helps!



From Josh Kirschner on March 12, 2020 :: 1:19 pm

It would have been nice to have a legend, but you can see the meaning of each symbol by looking at the left navigation column.

Blue circle with person = Need more information
Grey circle with flag - Nationwide info
Orange circle with bio-hazard symbol = Suspected cases
Red circle with bio-hazard symbol = Confirmed cases
Green circle with heart = Recovered cases
Black circle with skull & crossbones = Deceased cases
Purple circle = Quarantine (various types)
Grey lines and region = Travel restrictions and border closings



From Emily Jelassi on March 16, 2020 :: 4:57 am

I’ve tried several times, but the interactive map won’t load (am on a Samsung Galaxy phone).


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