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Facebook’s Interactive COVID-19 Map: How Safe Is Your County?
See The Percentage Of People In Your County With COVID-19 Or Flu-Like Symptoms
Facebook’s Interactive COVID-19 map integrates data from over 1 million surveyed people and was completed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers utilizing Facebook’s platform.
Click on the map below to determine the estimated percentage of people with COVID-19 symptoms, not confirmed cases. This map is not intended for diagnostic or treatment purposes, or for guidance on any type of travel.
Here’s how Facebook’s Interactive COVID-19 map works:
A county-by-county breakdown of how many surveyed Facebook users reported COVID-19 symptoms.
Additionally, you can also review the number of Facebook users who reported flu symptoms in your county.
The map can also sort data by “hospital referral regions,” which could indicate which areas’ hospitals are poised to face the heaviest burden.
The interactive map lets you zoom in to view data at the county level.
Facebook said it would continue carrying out daily surveys to keep the map updated. While the map reflected only US counties on Monday, the company said it would start running surveys globally in the coming weeks.
Below is SAMPLE IMAGE For Southern California. Click the image for the latest data.
A widely cited model offers some predictions. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s COVID-19 projections were cited in recent White House briefings and take into account how the pandemic is playing out in several countries around the world. They incorporate the current trend line of deaths in U.S. states and the estimated impact of social distancing measures to predict when each state might reach peak daily deaths and hospital usage.
You can view your own state’s peak and projected totals below, or see how all states compare.
Note: This projection is current as of April 8, at 1 p.m. ET, and will be updated periodically as the modelers input new data. The visualization shows the day each state may reach its peak between now and Aug. 4. The projected peak is when a state’s curve begins to show a consistent trend downward.
Click the image to go to the original image, then scroll to the bottom of the page and select ‘show more.’
Projected State Peak Dates
April 4, 2020: Alaska, D.C., Vermont
April 5, 2020: Wisconsin
April 6, 2020: Washington
April 7, 2020: Michigan, Nevada
April 8, 2020: Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, Ohio
April 9, 2020: Delaware, Idaho, New Hampshire, New York
April 10, 2020: Colorado
April 13, 2020: Indiana
April 14, 2020: West Virginia
April 15, 2020: California, Maryland
April 17, 2020: Hawaii, Maine, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
April 19, 2020: Mississippi
April 20, 2020: Alabama, Tennessee
April 21, 2020: Montana
April 25, 2020: Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico
April 26, 2020: Missouri, Oregon
April 27, 2020: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Virginia
A. The CDC says cloth face masks aren’t for children under age 2, people with breathing problems, and unconscious or incapacitated people who can’t take one off without help.
Q. What makes a good cloth face mask?
A. Cloth face masks should have multiple layers of fabric fit comfortably but snugly, have ear ties or loops, and not lose their shape after being washed, the CDC says. They should allow you to breathe without restriction.
Q. How do I properly put on a face mask?
A. Wash your hands first with soap and water, says the World Health Organization. Get used to this piece of advice — you’re going to read it a lot.
Inspect the mask for tears or holes, and throw it out if it’s damaged, Healthline advises. The metal strip in disposable masks goes on top.
Cover your mouth and nose with the mask, ensuring it fits snugly with no gaps between your face and the mask, WHO advises.
Use ties or ear loops to secure the mask, the CDC says.
Q. What are some tips for properly wearing a face mask?
A. Keep the mask on until you’re back at home or it’s time to switch to a fresh mask, CNBC says. And don’t touch the mask or your face.
Don’t pull the mask down to eat a snack, then pull it back up, NPR says. You’ll put whatever’s on the mask into your mouth.
And don’t get overconfident, CNBC reported. Remember, the mask won’t protect you — it might help protect those around you.
“Better to keep the six-foot distance, better to keep in homes, better to keep washing your hands,” said Peter Gulick, associate professor of medicine at Michigan State University, according to the network.
“To be clear, you should still stay at home. This isn’t an excuse to suddenly all go out,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Q. How do I properly take a face mask off?
A. Don’t touch the front of the mask, WHO advises. Instead, take the mask off by untying or pulling off the straps around your ears. Keep it away from your face.
And be sure not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth while taking off the mask, says the CDC.
Then wash your hands with soap and water, WHO says.
Q. How often should I change face masks?
A. Change your face mask as soon as it becomes damp, and don’t reuse disposable masks, WHO says.
Q. Do I need to wash a cloth face mask?
A. Wash reusable face masks every time you use one, the CDC says. A washing machine should do the job of sterilizing the masks.
“You don’t take this dirty mask off, put it in your purse and then stick it back on your face,” said Griffin, NPR reported.
“It’s something that once you put on, is potentially either touching your coughs, sneezes or the spray of your speech, or protecting you from the coughs, spray, speech of other people,” he said, according to the network. “And now it’s dirty. It needs to basically be either discarded or washed.”
Q. How do I dispose of used face masks?
A. Discard disposable masks immediately in a closed trash bin, WHO recommends. And then, you guessed it, wash your hands with soap and water.
Slightly Big Brother? Google announces ‘social distancing tracking’ feature.
“He sees when you are sleeping
He knows when you’re awake
He knows if you been good or bad
So be good for goodness sake” Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
CNBC reports: Google will release reports of population changes amid social distancing policies.
It will cover six categories including parks, grocery stores and homes.
It says it will show data of change over several weeks, and as recent as 48-to-72 hours prior.
The Google analysis will monitor changes over the course of several weeks, and as recent as 48-to-72 hours prior. Additionally, up to 131 countries, plus certain individual counties within certain states, will be reported.
Google indicates your personal data will be private since the data is collected in aggregate. The results won’t show absolute numbers of people showing up at parks or grocery stores. The idea instead is to outline percentages, which highlight potential surges in attendance.