Our data is public, it´s available at GitHub, there you will find the data, the sources and normalizations.
In the vast majority of cases, it is the governments that publish the reports of cases and deaths. We connect to databases generated for use by organizations like ours by universities like John Hopkins or companies like Google and Microsoft.
Specifically we use the following sources for the different types of metrics:
Cases, deaths, recoveries
Tests performed, hospitalizations
Population mobility according to cell phone movement data
Manually from certain Latin American health ministries
Our team built a system based on the recommendations of Global Health Institute de la Universidad de Harvard to assess the severity of each situation in each country and region, and make the best respective decisions.
The three factors on which the model is based are:
- Cases detected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last week
- Percentage of deaths in last two months
- Case trend in the last two weeks (increasing, decreasing, stable)
Additionally, we give the context of the change observed in population mobility, according to Apple and Google cell phone data, to understand how well the measures are being met by the population.
How reliable is the data?
Our organization is in charge of collecting the virus data from the most used and recommended sources who in turn take the data from official sources such as Ministries of Health, the World Health Organization -WHO- and governments in general. However, we emphasize the importance of the media and the general public to update more frequently the virus data in certain regions and countries.
Help us to improve our data
Even the best available data on the coronavirus pandemic are far from perfect. We count on your help as the best critic to help us present the best data; if you find any errors or have any suggestions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put as subject: “observation data”).