As the world grapples with the fear of corona virus and increase in the number of virus-related infection deaths, Microsoft has come up with a unique tool to help you stay informed. Its search engine Bing has rolled out a new live dashboard – Bing Covid-19 Tracker to track the COVID-19 outbreak.
Bing Covid-19 Tracker for iOS
The Dashboard can be opened via Bing Search app for iOS or accessed via Bing.com. Upon launch, the Dashboard walks you through an interactive map that allows users to click on the country and find the number of cases it has. The website offers up-to-date infection statistics for each country.
Covid-19 hotspots are shown as red circles. Here, if you would like to compare cases by region, simply choose the graph and find the number of
- Confirmed cases
In addition, you can see the breakdown of the number of those infected with corona virus is represented by a ‘Graph’. You can also find related articles from a variety of publishers. Links to the latest news stories are integrated into the map.
Trending data represents changes over the last 24 hours and is collected from multiple sources like,
- World Health Organization
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
News & Videos section provide local information, including the latest news stories and videos. This can be useful in cases where you would like to know if there’s any advisory issued by the local government for public health and safety.
Since, the statistics shown, update at different times, it may not always align. Some regions may not provide complete breakdown of COVID-19 related stats.
The creation is not a solo effort, but a collective work of many Bing folks dedicated to the cause of developing an authoritative news resource for COVID19 info. The website is accessible at bing.com/covid.