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Are you planning a road trip? Vacation trip? Google is helping to inform users about the Corona virus pandemic with a new update to Google Maps.

Search engine giant Announced On Wednesday, it added a Kovid-19 layer to the Google Maps app for iPhone and Android users, which shows where cases and cases are exploding in your area. CNET The color-coded system reports the density of new corona virus cases in an area and tells users whether cases are trending up or down.

Here’s how to use it:

  • Open the Google Maps app.
  • Tap the “Layers” button in the top right corner of your screen (it looks like a square on top of another square).
  • Click on “COVID-19 Info”.
  • One million people will be exposed to seven days’ worth of new Covid-19 cases for the area of ​​the map you are looking at, along with a label indicating whether they are trending up or down.

The new corona virus information will be displayed on the 220 countries and regions available on Google Maps, where data is available nationwide, state, province, county, and city. Google says it receives data from authoritative sources such as Johns Hopkins University and the New York Times, which use data from the World Health Organization, government health ministries, state and local health agencies, and hospitals.

Accordingly CNBCThe Google Maps update feature for your smartphone will be released this week in the coming days.

Google Maps also contains additional information about the corona virus, including testing centers, travel restrictions alerts, and mask-wearing mandates. Currently in New York, travelers from 35 states and US territories arrive in Empire State and demand a 14-day moratorium.

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