SAN FRANCISCO: Bing, the web search engine which is owned by Microsoft has been successful in launching a web portal to help track reported coronavirus cases from all over the world. Multi-million dollar company, Google is also attempting to create a website to track and screen COVID-19.
The website can be found at the address of bing.com/covid. It will provide the updates regarding current statistics of the outbreak at the time you open it. The cases from every country can also be seen along with the vast scenario of the entire world.
As of now, the tracking website has mentioned 182,561 has the cases that have been reported and confirmed, 95,895 active cases and 79,501 recovered cases.
Michael Shechter, the General Manager representing Bing Growth and Distribution at Microsoft mentioned, " Lots of Bing folks worked (from home) this past week to create a mapping and authoritative news resource for COVID19 info."
A total number of three columns appear once a country is clicked to view its current status of infected individuals. One column shows the active cases, recovered and fatal cases on a worldwide level. The second column displays the same cases but for the country which has been clicked on. The last column displays the recent news stories of that very region.
The data which gets displayed is chosen from sources like WHO (World Health Organisation), CDC (US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and ECDC ( European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control).
The American multinational technology company, Microsoft made an official announcement for the website just 2 days after Donald Trump, the US President declared that Google is working towards a portal meant for displaying COVID-19 cases for US Citizens.
Trump also mentioned that around 1,700 engineers are working on this web portal.
Google also made an official announcement from its side stating that they are "partnering with the US Government in developing a nationwide website that includes information about COVID-19 symptoms, risk, and testing information."