COVID-19 Monitor overview
Version 7.5 released at 04/09/2020
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China, and has since spread globally, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. Muscle pain, sputum production and sore throat are less common. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to severe pneumonia and multi-organ failure. The rate of deaths per number of diagnosed cases is estimated to be 3.4% but varies by age and other health conditions.
Because the strain was first discovered in Wuhan, China, it has sometimes been referred to as the "Wuhan virus" or "Wuhan coronavirus", although the World Health Organization (WHO) discourages the use of names based upon locations. To avoid confusion with the disease SARS, the WHO sometimes refers to the virus as "the virus responsible for COVID-19" or "the COVID-19 virus" in public health communications.
Human-to-human transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has been confirmed during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Transmission occurs primarily via respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes within a range of about 6 feet (1.8 m). Indirect contact via contaminated surfaces is another possible cause of infection. Viral RNA has also been found in stool samples from infected patients.
Time from exposure to onset of symptoms is generally between two and 14 days, with an average of five days. The standard method of diagnosis is by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) from a nasopharyngeal swab or throat swab. The infection can also be diagnosed from a combination of symptoms, risk factors and a chest CT scan showing features of pneumonia.
Recommended measures to prevent infection include frequent hand washing, maintaining distance from others, and not touching one's face. The use of masks is recommended for those who suspect they have the virus and their caregivers but not the general public. There is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. Management involves treatment of symptoms, supportive care, isolation and experimental measures.
If you live in one of the affected countries or you just want to be informed regarding its outbreak, you can install COVID-19 Monitor. The default window of the gadget displays information related to COVID-19, namely the number of detected cases, the current number of deaths and of all the recovered people. Depending on the settings, the gadget monitors data at a global scale or at the US. Finally, you can place information on the gadget’s main window about the country or state you’ve selected, for example, home country, to monitor it.
You can go one step further and view details by country in a dedicated flyout window. Just click to "View by country" string on gadget's body. Due to the integrated search function, you can easily find a certain country and analyze the corresponding values more carefully. Also, you can get a clear picture of the gravity of the situation globally since you can easily sort this data by the total number of detected cases. For more in-depth analysis, yesterday’s data is also available.
COVID-19 Monitor is meant to help you keep an eye on the evolution of this disease in all the affected countries, while also getting the chance to customize the default colors to your liking (you can easily restore the default settings if you are not satisfied with the outcome). Furthermore, you can set it to update the information whenever you want, with a single mouse click on refresh icon, without needing to wait until the default 30-minute refreshing interval is up.
The day is reset after midnight GMT+0
- For USA, the values of columns "Serious, Critical" and "Total Recovered" are not displayed.
- Click on refresh icon for refresh data.
- Click on "▲" and "▼" into flyout window table for sort data descending and ascending for appropriate column. For back to unsorted data exit from flyout and strike on refresh icon on gadget's main window.
You can know more about how to prevent from this disease and how to keep yourself safe by staying at home by following the worldwide slogan on this pandemic virus disease COVID-19 "stay home, stay safe".
Version 7.5 - You can run more than one instance of the gadget with own individual settings. (Released at 03/14/2019).
Version 7.4 - New setting added (see #2 settings tab). Fixed bug. (Released at 04/08/2020).
Version 7.3 - Improved usability. New setting added (see #2 settings tab). Fixed bugs. (Released at 04/06/2020).
Version 7.1 - Fixed bug with sizing. Cosmetic changes. (Released at 04/05/2020).
Version 7.0 - Added possibility put on main gadget's body your home country or state information. Reorganized settings. Improved usability when resume from suspend. (Released at 04/05/2020).
Version 6.3 - Fixed bug in case resume from suspend. Added new column ("Total Tests") into flyout windows. (Released at 04/03/2020).
Version 6.2 - Fixed bug with wrong some data into fluout for US. Fixed wrong table into flyout. (Released at 04/03/2020).
Version 6.1 - Reorganized settings. Added "Date & Time" settingds. (Released at 04/03/2020).
Version 6.0 - Reorganized settings. Fixed too big flyout size on some laptops. Fixed bad data table into flyout. (Released at 04/03/2020).
Version 5.6 - New setting added (see #1 settings tab). Fixed bugs. (Released at 04/02/2020).
Version 5.5 - Changed get data algorithm due to changes in the data site. (Released at 04/02/2020).
Version 5.4 - Fixed bug with color identification in flyout. Improved usability. Improved get data algorithm. (Released at 04/02/2020).
Version 5.3 - Improved usability. Improved get data algorithm. (Released at 04/01/2020).
Version 5.2 - Fixed bugs. Improved get data algorithm. (Released at 04/01/2020).
Version 5.1 - Improved usability. (Released at 03/31/2020).
Version 5.0 - Changed get data algorithm for the US. (Released at 03/29/2020).
Version 4.8 - Added new column (1st case) into flyout windows. (Released at 03/28/2020).
Version 4.7 - Fixed display yesterday data for the US. (Released at 03/27/2020).
Version 4.6 - Fixed display of the "Total" row for the US. (Released at 03/27/2020).
Version 4.5 - Changed get data algorithm due to changes in the data site. (Released at 03/27/2020).
Version 4.4 - New setting added (see #1 settings tab). (Released at 03/25/2020).
Version 4.3 - Improved filter field behavior in flyout window. Now the search filter is remembered. (Released at 03/25/2020).
Version 4.2 - Changed get data algorithm due to changes in the data site. (Released at 03/24/2020).
Version 4.1 - Fixed output for USA into flyout window due to changes in the data site. Improved search field behaviour. (Released at 03/24/2020).
Version 4.0 - Allow possibility show data for now and for yesterday. Fixed few bugs with sorting and output data into flyout window. Changed few error procedures behaviour. (Released at 03/23/2020).
Version 3.1 - Fixed output for USA into flyout window. Improved usability into flyout window. Improved sorting procedure. (Released at 03/23/2020).
Version 3.0 - Allow possibility show data about world and about USA (see #1 settings tab). Fixed bug with sorting data. Fixed bug with output data into flyout window. (Released at 03/22/2020).
Version 2.3 - Allow to sort data by the total number of detected cases. Added refresh data icon on gadget's body. (Released at 03/21/2020).
Version 2.2 - Cosmetic changes. (Released at 03/19/2020).
Version 2.1 - Changed parser for data. (Released at 03/18/2020).
Version 2.0 - Added additional information separated by countries into flyout window. (Released at 03/18/2020).
Version 1.0 - Initial release. (Released at 03/17/2020).