For most of us, the previous weeks have been full of uncertainty in multiple facets. Daily life has been drastically affected. At the time of this writing, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of thousands, and has spread to over 120 countries.
It can be a challenge to conceptualize the exponential nature of the spread. I created this map to visualize the spread of the virus since tracking began in January.
My goal for this map is not to incite fear, but rather to emphasize the importance of social distancing, and how we have the power to "flatten the curve" by working together as a community.
You can use the arrow keys or drag the timeline to change the current date being displayed. You can use your mouse to zoom or pan the map. You can click / hover over any bubble to see more detailed statistics.