Google introduces a new feature for detecting corona virus. On Wednesday, Google announced a new feature introduced in Google maps that will show you how many Covid-19 cases there are in particular geographic regions.
It pulls in information from Johns Hopkins, the New York Times, and Wikipedia and displays a color-coded map with the seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 people in a specific area.
It announced that this new feature introduced by Google will work in 220 countries and territories.
It means you can open Google Maps to see outbreaks in your area, which can be helpful if the disease spreads more rapidly in the fall or winter.
You can also use it to see if there might be an outbreak brewing in a particular area before you make holiday travel plans.
The feature is coming out for iPhones and Android phones this week. That means you might not see it today, but you should in the coming days. Just keep looking for a Google Maps update.
Once you get the update, you’ll be able to use the new google feature by doing this:
- 1. Open Google Maps.
- 2. Tap the layers button that looks like a square on top of another square.
- 3. Choose the “covid-19 info” layer.
- 4. You’ll see a map of cases around the world, color-coded by severity.