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Rural COVID-19 Innovations: Sharing Data on COVID-19

Innovative approaches to help communities and individuals collect and share data on COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 symptom tracker
    Alabama
    April 6, 2020 - The University of Alabama at Birmingham created a COVID-19 symptom tracker to identify where symptoms of the novel coronavirus are emerging. Viewers can check in every day, selecting I feel good or I feel sick, to contribute to tracking and visualization of emerging hot spots. The website also lists COVID-19 symptoms, Alabama's hotline number, and a resource to find your nearest testing location.
    Source: Sue Feldman, Director, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions
  • County-by-county data
    Georgia
    April 1, 2020 - The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center's blog post COVID19 Cases by County – Updated Daily features two color-coded maps: one with current confirmed cases per county and a time-lapse map to show the spread of COVID-19 since March 11, 2020. Another blog post, COVID19 Case Rates per County, provides two color-coded maps: one with current number of cases per 1,000 residents and a time-lapse map to show the spread of COVID-19 since March 11, 2020. Featuring cases per 1,000 residents helps viewers compare the urban areas with rural areas while taking into account their population.
    Source: Stephanie M. Basey, Director of Training, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center