Ease Up or Lock Down? New App Shows COVID-19 Spikes and Trends in Your Community

REDLANDS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ArcGIS--Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, announced today that it released a new app (https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/covidpulse) to help stakeholders and the public understand how COVID-19 is trending in every state and county in the US. The daily-updated app, which visualizes trend lines for new cases, deaths, as well as cumulative cases, tracks case data compiled by Johns Hopkins University from January 2020 to the present. At a glance, users can easily see where cases are spiking, declining, or holding steady.

“This app empowers stakeholders and leaders to make scientific, data-driven decisions about what comes next for their community when it comes to COVID-19,” said Dr. Este Geraghty, Chief Medical Officer at Esri. “The ability to explore case data over time and compare one place to another is critical to understanding if communities should begin to reopen schools and businesses, continue with current restrictions, or ramp up mitigation efforts.”

You can also examine how past decisions have played out in terms of COVID cases. For example, Orange County, North Carolina, home to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, shows a clear spike as students returned to campus for in-person learning.

Please feel free to share or embed this map as part of your ongoing coverage. You can embed the map with the following code:

<iframe width="100%" height="800px" src="https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/covidpulse" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Dr. Geraghty has recorded a short, 3-minute video showcasing the app and how to use it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyU17RKh3xs&feature=youtu.be

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.

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Jo Ann Pruchniewski
Public Relations, Esri
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