Coronaviruses (CoV) are a family of zoonotic viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Common symptoms include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
The current outbreak involves a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) that has not been previously identified in humans (World Health Organization).
COVID-19 GIS Hub
Designed to gather and share relevant, and authoritative, community-driven resources from around the world in an effort to increase preparedness. This site is designed to aid with real-time monitoring, to catalog GIS data that supports mapping and analysis, and to increase overall community preparedness with general public health resources and media stories related to COVID-19.