COVID-19 Monitor overview
Version 10.61 released at 12/29/2021
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 in the US. Finally, you can place information on the gadget’s main window about the country or state you’ve selected, for example, your home country, to monitor it.
You can go one step further and view details by country in a dedicated flyout window. Just click the “View by country” string on the 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 and day before yesterday 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 the refresh icon, without needing to wait until the default 30-minute refresh interval is up.
The day is reset after midnight GMT+0
You can also use our COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker gadget to track vaccination situations.
Total Cases = reported total cumulative count of detected and laboratory (and sometimes, depending on the country reporting them and the criteria adopted at the time, also clinically) confirmed positive and sometimes - depending on the country reporting standards - also presumptive, suspect, or probable cases of detected infection. Because it represents a cumulative count (rather than a snapshot of the number of current cases at any given time), this number can’t decrease. The size of the gap between detected (whether confirmed, suspect or probable) and reported cases versus actual cases will depend on the number of tests performed and on the country’s transparency in reporting. Most estimates have put the number of undetected cases at several multiples of detected cases.
Active Cases = (total cases) - (total deaths) - (recovered). This figure represents the current number of people detected and confirmed to be infected with the virus. This figure can increase or decrease, and represents an important metric for Public Health and Emergency response authorities when assessing hospitalization needs versus capacity.
Recoveries = this statistic is highly imperfect, because reporting can be missing, incomplete, incorrect, based on different definitions, or dated (or a combination of all of these) for many governments, both at the local and national level, sometimes with differences between states within the same country or counties within the same state. WHO recommends following the criteria of [symptoms resolve + 2 negative tests within 24 hours] or [symptoms resolve + additional 14 days], but this is only a recommendation. In some countries, when a patient is discharged from the hospital, it is counted as “recovered” even if no test is performed. Some health officials now consider anyone who was diagnosed with COVID-19 three or more weeks ago and has not died to be recovered from the disease. In view of this, “Active Cases” and “Closed Cases Outcome” which both depend on the number of recoveries (in addition to an accurate death count and a satisfactory rate of case detection, both of which are lacking in the vast majority of countries) can be affected by this inherent flaw for many countries and for the total worldwide count.
Serious and Critical = similarly to recoveries, it is very imperfect, for many of the same reasons. When 99% of the cases were in China, the figure pretty much corresponded to the Chinese NHC’s reported number of “severe” cases. Today, it represents for the most part the number of patients currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), if and when this figure is reported.
Total Deaths = cumulative number of deaths among detected cases.
- Click on the refresh icon to refresh data.
- Click on “▲” and “▼” into the fly-out window table for sorting data descending and ascending to the appropriate column.
- Click on the icon to see useful links about COVID-19.
- Click on the location string into the main gadget window to open a data site for this location.
- Hover mouse to the Country column to pop up the country population.
- Hover mouse to the USA State column to pop up the country population.
- Hover mouse to Total Cases column to pop up % of pop. w/COVID-19.
- Hover mouse to Total Deaths column to pop up mortality rate.
- Hover mouse to Total Recovered column to pop up new recovered.
- Hover mouse to total numbers on the main gadget’s body to pop up new (this day) values.
You can know more about how to prevent 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”.
- Incubation Period
- Mortality Rate
- Age, Sex, and existing conditions of Deaths
- SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Version 10.61 - Fixed bad show data into flyout. (Released at 12/29/2021).
Version 10.60 - Changed some procedures for working with data for US states. (Released at 12/13/2021).
Version 10.59 - Improved uability. (Released at 11/28/2021).
Version 10.58 - Hover mouse to total numbers on main gadget’s body shows new (this day) values. Home locations are now clickable (if possible). (Released at 11/06/2021).
Version 10.57 - Fixed bug with wrong output data for US into flyout window. (Released at 04/02/2021).
Version 10.56 - Fixed bug in settings. (Released at 03/02/2021).
Version 10.55 - Fixed bad HTML. (Released at 02/27/2021).
Version 10.54 - Increased the size of the flyout due the data increased. (Released at 01/08/2021).
Version 10.53 - Fixed bug. (Released at 11/26/2020).
Version 10.52 - Cosmetic changes in usability. (Released at 11/21/2020).
Version 10.51 - Added calculation of total tests for regions. (Released at 11/16/2020).
Version 10.50 - Cosmetic changes in usability. (Released at 11/07/2020).
Version 10.49 - Improved working with WMI. (Released at 09/20/2020).
Version 10.48 - Cosmetic changes in usability. (Released at 09/05/2020).
Version 10.47 - Added data into flyout window for Louisiana, New Jersey and South Carolina. Improved usability. (Released at 08/31/2020).
Version 10.46 - Changed get data algorithm for US due to changes in the data site. Move mouse over USA State column into flyout to pop up country population. Click on location string into main gadget window for open data site for this location. (Released at 08/17/2020).
Version 10.45 - Fixed bug. (Released at 08/12/2020).
Version 10.44 - Cosmetic changes. (Released at 07/13/2020).
Version 10.43 - Added data for Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming (main gadget’s window only). Changed behavior when you choose new gadget instance - now gadget automatically reads settings for this instance if they are present. (Released at 07/03/2020).
Version 10.42 - Improved code. (Released at 06/27/2020).
Version 10.41 - Added data for Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Mississippi, Oregon and Tennessee (main gadget’s window only). (Released at 06/27/2020).
Version 10.40 - Added data for Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia (main gadget’s window only). (Released at 06/24/2020).
Version 10.39 - Added data for New Mexico and Oklahoma (main gadget’s window only). (Released at 06/24/2020).
Version 10.38 - Added space bit separator. Fixed interface bugs. Added pops up when the mouse is over on few columns. (Released at 06/18/2020).
Version 10.37 - Data parsing refactor. Improved code. (Released at 06/07/2020).
Version 10.36 - Cosmetic changes. (Released at 06/05/2020).
Version 10.35 - Fixed bugs. (Released at 06/02/2020).
Version 10.34 - Changed get data algorithm due to changes in the data site. (Released at 06/02/2020).
Version 10.33 - Changed get data algorithm due to changes in the data site. (Released at 05/30/2020).
Version 10.32 - Added 2 Days Ago time period into flyout. Move mouse pointer over total recovered column for display new recovered value. Fixed bug with display country population. (Released at 05/29/2020).
Version 10.31 - Changed get data algorithm due to changes in the data site. (Released at 05/29/2020).
Version 10.30 - Added data for Illinois (main gadget’s window only). (Released at 05/26/2020).
Version 10.29 - Move mouse pointer over country name for display its population. (Released at 05/25/2020).
Version 10.28 - Improved algorithms. Overhauled code. (Released at 05/22/2020).
Version 10.27 - Reorganize settings. Added bit separator. (Released at 05/20/2020).
Version 10.26 - Improved usability. (Released at 05/16/2020).
Version 10.25 - Fixed bugs with wrong numbering and wrong recovered count for country in the main panel. (Released at 05/15/2020).
Version 10.24 - Added rows numbering into flyout. (Released at 05/15/2020).
Version 10.23 - Changed get data algorithm due to changes in the data site. (Released at 05/15/2020).
Version 10.21 - Added data for Massachusetts (main gadget’s window only). (Released at 05/15/2020).
Version 10.20 - Cosmetic changes. (Released at 05/14/2020).
Version 10.19 - Added data for New York (main gadget’s window and flyout). (Released at 05/13/2020).
Version 10.18 - Changed get data for USA and states. Resized few columns into flyout. (Released at 05/07/2020).
Version 10.17 - Overhauled code. (Released at 05/07/2020).
Version 10.16 - Added customization color for cursor into flyout. Improved algorithms. (Released at 05/06/2020).
Version 10.15 - Improved algorithms. Fixed bugs. (Released at 05/05/2020).
Version 10.14 - Improved usability with color identification into flyout. Fixed bug. (Released at 05/04/2020).
Version 10.13 - Added data for California and Washington (main gadget’s window and flyout). (Released at 05/04/2020).
Version 10.12 - Added location (world, United States and states) on main gadget’s window. (Released at 05/03/2020).
Version 10.11 - Added data for Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas (main gadget’s window and flyout). Improved few algorithms. (Released at 05/03/2020).
Version 10.1 - Added data for New Jersey (main gadget’s window and flyout). (Released at 05/02/2020).
Version 10.0 - Added data for Pennsylvania (main gadget’s window and flyout). (Released at 05/02/2020).
Version 9.8 - Added few color identifications into flyout for USA. Fixed bugs. (Released at 04/29/2020).
Version 9.6 - Added new data separator into flyout. (Released at 04/26/2020).
Version 9.5 - Fixed bug exiting the error procedure. (Released at 04/25/2020).
Version 9.4 - Fixed data sorting bug for some columns into flyout. (Released at 04/24/2020).
Version 9.3 - Improved code. Improved get data behavior. (Released at 04/23/2020).
Version 9.0 - Added few color identifications into flyout. (Released at 04/19/2020).
Version 8.8 - Added few useful links about COVID-19 into flyout. (Released at 04/17/2020).
Version 8.7 - Overhauled HTML. Fixed bugs. (Released at 04/16/2020).
Version 8.6 - Fixed table overlap. (Released at 04/15/2020).
Version 8.5 - Improved usability. (Released at 04/15/2020).
Version 8.3 - Retrieving data now asynchronous. More flyout sizes added. Improved usability. (Released at 04/13/2020).
Version 8.2 - Changed gadget’s icon. Minor improvements. Cosmetic changes. (Released at 04/12/2020).
Version 8.0 - Changed get data algorithm due to changes in the data site. Changed flyout algorithm. Added new flyout for USA. New setting added (see #2 settings tab). Fixed bug. Minor improvements. (Released at 04/10/2020).
Version 7.5 - You can run more than one instance of the gadget with own individual settings. (Released at 04/09/2020).
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).