Tracking coronavirus near my parent's home

Apr 17, 2020
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Hey everyone,

I live in New York and my parents live in Georgia. Since the outbreak happened in the US, I have been tracking coronavirus numbers regularly. Getting high-level statewide numbers was good, but my friends and I were more curious to find cases near our family members' home and easily track those locations. We looked for the source data and found that Johns Hopkins University provides a daily geocoded snapshot of COVID cases.

To get a higher fidelity view on the number of cases near a US location here is a small tool we built - https://www.prospercircle.org/coronavirus-near-me

Wanted to share it here if it helps anyone else. A lot of my family and friends have been using it. Hope it helps people here.

If this post about tracking covid or posting a link breaks any rules, please feel free to remove it. Goal is to help people during these stressful times...
 

LCarlson

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This post is definitely within our guidelines, and thank you for posting it.
We tend to check links for validity and safety, so I had occasion to use your tracker, it's a useful tool indeed.
~LC
 
Apr 17, 2020
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This post is definitely within our guidelines, and thank you for posting it.
We tend to check links for validity and safety, so I had occasion to use your tracker, it's a useful tool indeed.
~LC
Thank you. Encouraged by the positive feedback, I recently added international locations so people outside the US can also see COVID-19 cases in their vicinity.
 
Mar 4, 2020
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Too bad that tool can not track a distant local, it only checks your isp. How about a zip code tracking? That way one can track a distant relative.

And if you use a vpn.....it tracts that local, not the computer local.
 

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