2019-nCoV: real-time disease outbreak map

Author(s): Jesslyn Thay, Source: Johns Hopkins University , Date: 28 January 2020

A new real-time map is helping policymakers, researchers, and the media keep up-to-date with the current 2019-nCoV outbreak. The interactive dashboard has been built by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering and is tracking the coronavirus outbreak from the epicentre in Wuhan, China.

The data displays the location of confirmed cases and deaths, and also allows users to download the data for free. This open data map uses statistics collected from a verity of sources, including: The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China, and Dingxiangyua - a social networking site for health care professionals that provides real-time information on cases.

The co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, Lauren Gardner said: “We built this dashboard because we think it is important for the public to have an understanding of the outbreak situation as it unfolds with transparent data sources."

Follow the link below to find the 2019-nCoV interactive dashboard:



Image information: the image above is a transmission electron microscope of a MERS-CoV virion, this is not an image of a 2019-nCoV, they are both from the same family of viruses - coronavirus, and cause similar respiratory symptoms.