With the rate of those infected with the coronavirus rapidly growing the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced on today that the coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency in the U.S. Per the announcement, starting February 2nd at 5 p.m., U.S. citizens returning from Hubei province will be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Also, other Americans who traveled elsewhere in China will be instructed to self-monitor for possible symptoms.
If you are traveling throughout China or recently traveled and worried about the coronavirus there is an app created by two French ex-pats currently living in Taiwan. The coronavirus app, located here https://coronavirus.app/, is a searchable interactive app that shows real-time updates on the infectious virus. The coronavirus app pulls data from the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other resources. The information within the app matches up with the tracking dashboard created by Johns Hopkins researchers using CDC and WHO data, indicating that the app is reliable.
On the home page, you will find a global map with the number of current deaths, those infected, those recovered and the current fatality rate from the virus. You can drag through the map to different regions and zoom in or out as well.
You can also search regions effected, look at charts and coronavirus stories on the site. Users can also add an infected region on the site.
To download the app or learn more please visit: https://coronavirus.app/.
Coronaviruses are categorized by a group of viruses that can cause a range of symptoms including a runny nose, cough, sore throat and fever. Some are mild, such as the common cold, while others are more likely to lead to pneumonia and typically spread through direct contact with an infected person.*
Source: https://coronavirus.app/, NBC*, CDC, WHO