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"Testing is a key tool in limiting the spread of coronavirus. You need to know who has contracted the virus so those people can be isolated, and others they have come into contact with can be tested as well." - Popular Information.

The COVID Tracking Project provides ongoing details on the Coronavirus testing being done by each state. It's a great resource with the CDC offering limited information.

The COVID Tracking Project is a joint effort by Jeff Hammerbacher, founder and General Partner at Related Sciences with Robinson Meyer and Alexis Madrigal, journalists with The Atlantic. The data in this public resource is maintained by a volunteer team of coders, journalists, data people, visualization specialists and analysts.

DemLabs designed a mobile app and an interactive map to make it easier to search the project's findings along with related information. The app and map are automatically refreshed with new data on testing results as it become available.

Data The COVID Tracking Project collects Coronavirus test results from multiple sources and stores them in a Google Sheet. DemLabs provides two free apps with this and other public information:

Coronavirus Atlas - a mobile app built with Glide Apps. 1. Details of testing being done by each state presented as a list 2. Actions taken by Trump administration 3. Details of Coronavirus incidents in the US 4. Safety tips and videos

COVID Tracking Project Map - an interactive map built with ArcGIS. 1. An interactive map with details of testing by state 2. Congressional reps by district for the state so people know who to call to demand more testing

The COVID Tracking Project reports: - Total tests conducts - Cases test positive, negative - Pending cases - Number of deaths - Comments - When the information was last updated - A link to the State web site - StateTwitter handle for more information - What information each state provides

  Resources Mobile app:

Interactive map: Embed map in other web sites with this code:

<iframe width='100%' height='640px' src=',26.7636,-54.0764,48.5591' frameborder='0' scrolling='no'></iframe>

Take Away More testing and better information sharing is vital. "Early detection of cases allows for an individual’s contacts to be isolated more quickly, potentially limiting the virus’s spread". Deepak Co-Founder, DemLabs Please share this bulletin. DemLabs is a SF-based, progressive hub for ongoing technology and creative innovation with free and affordable apps. Donate here to support our work.

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