Website charts COVID-19 spread across NY state
By Melanie Lefkowitz

A website developed by a Cornell team offers insight into the rate of coronavirus infections across New York state over days, charting daily and cumulative totals of new cases to help users see whether they’re flattening the curve.

The site, updated daily with data from all 62 of the state’s counties, provides easy-to-use interactive visualizations depicting the virus’ spread or slowdown by county or statewide.

“When we had to shut down our lab, we wanted to see what we could do with our expertise in systems engineering to help the public and provide timely information,” said Fengqi You, the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering, who is leading the effort. “We’re viewing this as a citizen science project, but one where accuracy and primary data are paramount.”

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