Tracking and Visualization of Ontario COVID-19 Case Statuses

DISCLAIMERS
  • I am not an epidemiologist, nor am I a subject matter expert on disease or public health policy
  • All handling of the data, interpretations thereof, and thoughts expressed are my own and only my own
  • Interpretation and handling of the data may contain errors or omissions given the above

Introduction

Everyone’s talking about coronavirus. It’s hard not to think about, hard not to read about, on a daily basis. It’s almost impossible not to – it’s top of mind in everyone’s mind, the only thought permeating our collective consciousness at this moment in time.

One result of everything that’s happening right now is that there’s a lot of data flying around out there, and a lot of articles being written, and a lot of analysis and visualization work being done, as everyone is trying to make sense of this whole business as it unfolds in real-time.

So I thought it was time to finally break down and weigh in myself. And then I thought twice, and thought it would be better to not just to do that, but instead try to make a contribution in some way.

I’m not a whole department, I don’t think I can build anything like John Hopkins CSSE has. Nor am the CDC. They have produced some good visualization as well around COVID. So I thought I’d tackle something simpler and closer to home. Something I keep reading about, which is how Toronto and Ontario are handling the situation.

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