Frequently asked questions about the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 United States Cases by County map.
For the Global Map FAQ, click here.
The U.S. map dashboard reflects a collaboration led by the Johns Hopkins Centers for Civic Impact, with participation from the Applied Physics Laboratory, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Technical support is provided by ESRI and the JHU Sheridan Libraries.
The JHU COVID-19 Tracking Map, first shared publicly on Jan. 22, has served as a valuable global resource to track the outbreak as it unfolds.
The JHU COVID-19 U.S. Map and County Dashboard Infographics have been developed to provide local leaders, public health authorities, and the general public with a user-friendly tool to track the outbreak as it unfolds within the U.S. All data collected and displayed are made freely available through a GitHub repository, along with the feature layers of the dashboard, which are now included in the ESRI Living Atlas.
Yes, but please provide credit by citing “Johns Hopkins University” or “Johns Hopkins Centers for Civic Impact.”
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Using the filters in the top right-hand corner of the map, select the state and county in which you have an interest. The map will “zoom to” that county and highlight the county border. Click on the county to open a pop-up that contains the county confirmed cases and deaths total. Click on the Infographic Details image to pull up a county dashboard, on which you will find county confirmed cases and deaths, county new cases since the previous day, cumulative state information, and other significant baseline data points—such as typically available hospital beds, at-risk population percentages, and poverty levels.
There are several reasons the data looks different.
If you are a government agency, you may use the data for your purposes provided credit is attributed to the Johns Hopkins University. Please provide credit by citing “Johns Hopkins University” or “Johns Hopkins Centers for Civic Impact.” All data, mapping and analysis (website, copyright 2020 Johns Hopkins University, all rights reserved) is provided to the public strictly for educational and academic research purposes.
Screen shots of the website are permissible provided credit is attributed to the Johns Hopkins University.
The map is updated daily. The time of the latest update is noted on the bottom of the dashboard, as well as in a footer on county infographic. Occasional maintenance can result in slower updates.
The data sources include the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University; the Red Cross; the Census American Community Survey; and the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
The website and its contents, including all data, mapping, and analysis, copyright 2020 Johns Hopkins University, all rights reserved, is provided to the public strictly for educational and academic research purposes.
The website relies upon publicly available data from multiple sources that do not always agree. More frequent updates of the map often result in higher case numbers than may be available from other sources that are updated less frequently.
Reliance on the website for medical guidance or use of the website in commerce is strictly prohibited. The Johns Hopkins University hereby disclaims any and all representations and warranties with respect to the website, including accuracy, fitness for use, and merchantability.
No. Johns Hopkins University has learned about the existence of malware designed to look like the university’s coronavirus tracking map in an effort to steal information from users who visit the fake site. The university’s website does not contain malware and is safe to navigate. The malicious application requires users to download software or launch the fake map, which opens the malware. The Johns Hopkins dashboard is hosted by Esri as part of its ArcGIS Online offering. According to Esri, “a malicious person created a Windows-based application containing malware whose display is practically identical to the Hopkins dashboard.” If you receive an email containing a link to download such an item or come across the code for the malicious app please report it immediately to the Esri incident response team through ArcGIS Trust Center security concern page.
General questions about the map should be directed to COVID19map@jhu.edu. Members of the media with questions should contact the Johns Hopkins University Office of Communications at 443-997-9009 or at email@example.com.