Harvard develops new pneumonia risk map: Making it easier for users to catch up with local outbreaks

The Harvard Institute for Global Health has developed a color-coded map that makes it easier to determine the risk of new pneumonia in their country,media reported. The map shows the risk level in red (more than 25 confirmed cases per 100,000 people per day), orange, yellow and green (less than 1 confirmed case per 100,000 people per day). These colors also show precautions such as contact tracing, rigorous testing and home isolation.

Harvard develops new pneumonia risk map: Making it easier for users to catch up with local outbreaks

Unlike the wider range provided by Johns Hopkins University’s new Crown Pneumonia Database, the map is designed to provide users with a better way to understand the specifics of their area.

Users can zoom in or out and find the state and county in which they are located. Once you find your location, the map shows the number of new cases of pneumonia per 100,000 people per day, and scrolls through for seven consecutive days, along with the color of the user’s location on the map, the number of cases, the number of deaths, and so on. Users on the left side of the map can also select specific states to make it easier for them to find their own county. On the right side of the screen, if the user selects a state, they can click the plus sign and scroll to each county.

Unfortunately, however, users are having trouble loading websites, and the Harvard Global Institute for Health is working to increase capacity so that users can browse more easily.