An info guide for researchers, healthcare professionals, and the general public - a gateway to reliable resources for your many COVID-19 questions.
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(Note: This guide will not be regularly updated in during from mid-Oct/Nov 2021, but will return to its regular schedule of bi-weekly updates in Dec 2021)
What is COVID-19? | Where is COVID-19?
Tracking Variants | Tracking COVID-19 over time
Tracking testing | Tracking vaccination
COVID-19 is an illness first detected in Wuhan, China and reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Dec 31, 2019. It is caused by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (also known as SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV). The outbreak was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 20, 2020.
On February 11 2020, the WHO announced a name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19. On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the outbreak to be a pandemic, the first pandemic caused by a coronavirus.
(Source: WHO Rolling Updates on Coronavirus & Timelines: WHO's Timeline of Response) | Updated Aug 13, 2020)
Image source: Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by NIAID, licensed under CC BY 2.0.
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Live Outbreak Tracker - International
About this dashboard. Reference: Dong E, Du H, Gardner L. An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time. Lancet Infect Dis; published online Feb 19, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-
Live Outbreak Tracker - Canada
About this dashboard. Developed by Jean-Paul R. Soucy & Isha Berry, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Updated daily.
Live Outbreak Tracker - Canada
About this dashboard. Developed by Ashleigh Tuite and David Fisman, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Non-profit organization run by engineering, computer science, and molecular genetics students at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, the University of New Brunswick, and McMaster University.
Includes a self-reporting tool with symptom, clinical, socio-demographic, and COVID-19 exposure/testing result data, including a heat map.
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research - Our World in Data
Current data source is the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC); was sourced from WHO until March 18, 2020
Also includes global cases, global fatalities, and testing estimates.
COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker - Canada
More about this dashboard. N. Little. COVID-19 Tracker Canada (2020), COVID19Tracker.ca
Compiled by Canadian volunteers, including undergraduates from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto. Data sources from provincial government data. Includes vaccine administration gap tracking.
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