Google Map COVID tracker

Google Map COVID tracker

 So whenever you plan a vacation or goes on a road trip , you choose google map as your instructor or the direction guider. Due to COVID people had not gone on a vacation or any road trip since a very long time, now as the unlock process  begins people are planning for holidays and vacations. So Google Map is now adding a new feature which show the COVID cases in the areas where you are planning to visit.

It will show you almost like how many total cases are in the area, last 7 days stats and Number of death rates. Google map will collect all the information for the official sources so that the stats are more accurate.

Google announced in a blog that it is rolling out two new features that look to offer you more information that will inevitably help you during the COVID-19 crisis. The first one includes the ability to see more COVID-19 information about a region – including all-time detected cases, quick links to COVID resources from local authorities, the seven-day trend there (increasing or decreasing), and the number of total deaths. Google says that this additional information will be “especially handy if you're heading out of town and need to get up to speed about the local guidelines, testing sites and restrictions in another city.”

When you open Google Maps, tap on the layers button on the top right hand corner of your screen and click on “COVID-19 info”. You’ll then see a seven-day average of new COVID cases per 100,000 people for the area of the map you’re looking at, and a label that indicates whether the cases are trending up or down. Color coding also helps you easily distinguish the density of new cases in an area. Trending case data is visible at the country level for all 220 countries and territories that Google Maps supports, along with state or province, county, and city-level data where available.

So now maps not only show you the directions but the cases too. Google took this decision by keeping the health security of it's users in mind.

Apart from these features, users can also see the live status of takeout and delivery orders. This feature will let you see expected food arrival, or when to head out to pick it up. This feature will also offer information like expected wait times and delivery fees and will also allow you to reorder your favourite items from the Google Maps app itself. This feature is rolling out on Android and iOS for users in India, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, and the US.

Furthermore, an early preview of Google Assistant driving model in Maps is rolling out to Android users in the US. This feature essentially looks to reduce the need to look down at your phone while driving. The new driving-friendly Assistant interface lets you use voice to send and receive calls and texts, quickly review new messages across your messaging apps in one place and get a read-out of your texts. Assistant will even alert you to an incoming call so you can answer or decline with voice commands.

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