Giving Compass' Take:

• Saralyn Cruickshank highlights the features of Johns Hopkins University's COVID-19 map. 

• What does the data look like in your community? 

• Find COVID-19 funds to support. 

A new data-rich map for tracking COVID-19’s spread features US county-level data on testing, population, infection rate, and hospital capacity.

Created through a multidisciplinary collaboration by experts from across Johns Hopkins University, the new map features county-level infection and population data, which allow policymakers, the media, and the public to find specific, up-to-date information about the outbreak and how it is affecting communities across the nation.

“Having this kind of granular data and contextual information going forward will help public health officials and governments make data-informed decisions about whether additional resources are needed or, in the future, whether social distancing measures need to change,” says epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.

Read the full article about the COVID-19 tracking map by Saralyn Cruickshank at Futurity.