UVA Collaborates On Coronavirus Tracking Website
As the new strain of coronavirus continues to spread in China and around the world, four computer science students at UVA, Virginia Tech and Stanford have launched a website to keep people informed and safe.
The website, https://www.trackcorona.live provides near real-time information about the spread of the virus, locations, and infection, recovery and mortality rates.
Soukarya Ghosh: What we found out quickly is that correct information is hard to come by.
Soukarya Ghosh is a third-year computer science and mathematics major at UVA and he says they cross-reference information from WHO, CDC and a Chinese website maintained by medical professionals.
Ghosh: What we hope to accomplish is just to inform people and hopefully lead them to be cautious in how they go about their day.
It began as a personal project, but the four students say the website is getting a thousand hits a day from all seven continents.