Data-tracing system developed in partnership with Cleveland Department of Public Health
A new interactive tool is now available to track COVID-19 cases in Cleveland thanks to a team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University. The Cleveland COVID-19 Dashboard allows users to follow the daily number of reported COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths attributed to COVID in the last month.
The interactive dashboard breaks down the data daily by zip code and includes information on the gender, race, ethnicity and age of positive COVID cases. Other features include a seven-day moving average of COVID cases by zip code and a weekly case summary, which highlights data trends and provides additional information on the number of Cleveland residents who are vaccinated.
“The dashboard and weekly Public Report are a resource to understand what is happening with COVID cases in your neighborhood—what’s happening near your home,” said Peter Zimmerman, professor of pathology at the School of Medicine. “People can use this information to make informed decisions about their activities.”
Led by senior computer science major Austin Wilson, the group of students began designing the data-tracing system during the spring semester and continued their work into the fall. Wilson said the dashboard is an ongoing project which will continue to be updated.