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Georgia Tech professors develop new map that tracks risk of encountering COVID-19

This interactive map allows users to calculate the risk that at least one COVID-19 positive person will be present.
This interactive map allows users to calculate the risk that at least one COVID-19 positive person will be present.((Source: WRDW))
Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 11:12 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (WRDW/WAGT) - Professors at Georgia Tech’s new tool allows people to look up their risk of encountering COVID-19 at an event, based on the county they live in.

In the map, you can choose a county anywhere in the United States, choose the event size (up to 10,000 people), and then calculate the risk that at least one COVID-19 positive person will be present.

The tool is the work of Joshua Weitz, professor in the School of Biological Sciences and founding director of Georgia Tech’s Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences program, in collaboration with the lab of Clio Andris, an assistant professor in the School of City and Regional Planning with a joint appointment in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, and with researchers from the Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory.

To view the map, click here.

The interactive map is based on data from The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic, which pulls daily data on COVID-19 testing and patients from all 50 states. It's also based on 2019 U.S. Census data.

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