Screenshot of the virtual dashboard tracking COVID cases in Cleveland, with zip code 44109 showing the highest
Cleveland Covid Dashboard

CWRU researchers create Cleveland COVID-19 Dashboard to track cases by zip code

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.

A group of Case Western Reserve students worked alongside researchers from the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Master of Public Health Program and the Center for Global Health and Diseases at the School of Medicine to develop the virtual dashboard on the Cleveland Department of Public Health website.

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.

Learn more about the dashboard.

This article was originally published Jan. 7, 2022.