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COVID-19: Home

Resources to help you start research on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and its effects on our world.
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Here you'll find resources to help you start your research on COVID-19 and its effects on our world. 

For databases on ALL research topics, including COVID-19, see Databases to Get You Started.  


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National Statistics on Cases & Mortality

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Statistics and maps of COVID-19 for the US and World.  


The COVID Tracking Project
Data on COVID-19 testing and patient outcomes from all 50 states, 5 territories, and the District of Columbia. 


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COVID-19 data at the national, state, and county levels, updated daily.   The data is sourced from  Data variables included are: 
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by date; Prevalence of confirmed COVID-19 cases (per 100,000 individuals) by date; Deaths from COVID-19 by date; Prevalence of deaths from COVID-19 (per 100,000 individuals) by data


New York Times: Coronavirus
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U.S. and Global coronavirus case counts and maps.  While the New York Times is making much of its coronavirus coverage public, current UCI affiliates are encouraged to create a free premium account, sponsored by the UCI Libraries.  


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Maps and statistics on that identify populations vulnerable to COVID-19, i.e. specific neighborhoods where people are poor, are more likely to have chronic illnesses, or do not have access to primary care doctors or to a full-service grocery store.  Watch this PolicyMap tutorial video to access this information.  


National interactive COVID-19 Map
By Lexis Nexis.  Map can display the following Attributes throughout the U.S.: Population Risks, Care Capacity Risks, Health Risks, and Cases.  The UCI Libraries do not have access to any premium underlying data from LexisNexis or other providers.  


Timeline of the Coronavirus
A frequently updated tracker of emerging developments from the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.  By Think Global Health, an initiative of the Council on Foreign Relations in collaboration with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Global Issues: COVID-19
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A short historical overview of the spread and impact of COVID-19.  Preformatted citations are at the bottom of the page.  

What's it called?

This disease, and the virus that causes it, have had several names and descriptions applied to them.  Official names and descriptions according to the WHO are indicated by bold text.  Unofficial names are also listed here for comprehensive keyword searching. 

Paste this block of names, including parentheses, into a database to find articles:

(COVID-19 or "coronavirus disease" or SARS-CoV-2 or "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" or nCoV-19 or 2019-nCoV  or "novel coronavirus" or coronavirus or COVID)