Microsoft Bing has launched a digital “map” to provide news on the pandemic. The Bing map currently shows per-country data on COVID-19 cases, alongside information on fatal cases, recovered cases, and active cases. In the case of the United States, users can also check out information per state, alongside videos and news.
This means users in any country or state can find related information and news for regions and areas they're clicking. The regularly updated tracker for cases gets its data from the US CDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as well as the World Health Organization. This makes the website very comprehensive, and news accessed via the tracker links you to the main news site, which non-English speakers can translate with a translation app to improve comprehension.
Bing isn’t alone in trying to fight COVID-19 from a technological standpoint, though. Google has launched a national interactive coronavirus website portal with essential information and news on the virus. Verily, Google’s sister company, also launched its San Francisco-focused coronavirus tracker as well. Other applications and social media networks, such as Instagram, are sending out notifications about the virus, and many cellular networks are sending out frequent warnings to their users.
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