Microsoft’s Bing has beat Google to the race to be the first to release a worldwide COVID-19 tracker. The tracker is linked here, if you were interested, and the landing page for it is https://www.bing.com/covid.
This comes at a time when people are most willing to read about a virus as the public scatters to find whatever information they can about the infection. Bing’s COVID-19 tracker is now released, and while people love to hate on Bing, they did beat out Google to this.
It seems to be Microsoft’s solution to providing relevant, truthful information about the virus, such as the number of cases, the locations of the cases, as well as relevant news articles linking to these cases.
Microsoft does mention that the data being aggregated comes from WHO, ECDC, CDC and Wikipedia, so it is trustworthy at the very least. Using information from multiple sources tends to give things a bit more credibility.
To the left of the map on Bing’s tracker, you can see and sort the cases by country, and the number of cases. This is further broken into number of recovered cases, fatal cases, and total cases. It seems to be a handy little tool, so check it out if you were keen on keeping up with the coronavirus.