Data Visualization Tools Boost Understanding Of Coronavirus Stats

Infection rates, recovery statistics and the geographic spread of the coronavirus are just a few of the data points that are changing daily, sometimes hourly. A visually rich report depicting the status, location, spread and trend analysis of the coronavirus has been created using tools from SAS Visual Analytics.

Data from organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is updated on a daily basis. A dashboard provides an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic, but viewers can drill down to see the impact over time as well as country-specific data.

“This information, presented in new ways on maps and animated timelines, is just the tip of the iceberg as public health officials and life sciences companies work to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and develop antiviral medicines to combat the disease,” wrote Dr. Mark Lambrecht, Director of the Global Health and Life Science Practice at SAS in a blog post. “Data-driven techniques such as analytics and AI released on a diverse set of data points such as clinical patient records, social media streams and public health records, among others, can all help to refine the surveillance approaches as long as regulatory and citizen privacy laws are respected.”


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