By Dan Avery For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:33 BST, 23 September 2020 | Updated: 20:33 BST, 23 September 2020
Google Maps is adding a new layer that gives users update information on coronavirus outbreaks in a selected region.
The new feature comes on the heels of other coronavirus-related updates to Maps, including info on crowdedness, COVID-19 transit alerts and travel restrictions.
Users tap the 'layers' button on the right hand corner of the map and click on 'COVID-19 info'
A seven-day average of new infections per 100,000 people will appear, as will a label indicating whether the cases are trending up or down.
Color coding on maps indicates the density of new cases: Gray indicates no cases in a given region, with yellow representing 1-10 cases, orange 10-20, dark orange 20-30 cases, red 30-40 cases, and dark red indicating more than 40 cases per 100,000 residents.
The COVID layer starts rolling out worldwide this week on Android and iOS.
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A new layer on Google Maps allows users to see details on COVID-19 outbreaks in a given region, like the Florida Heartland (seen here). Seven-day averages are presented, along with a label indicating whether the number of infections is trending up or down
Trending data is visible at the country level for all 220 countries and territories that Google Maps supports, the company said, along with state, county, and city-level data where they're available.
Google says the figures come from multiple sources - including Johns