Updated every minute, 17-year-old whiz kid’s coronavirus site used by millions

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Mar 12, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
Updated every minute, 17-year-old whiz kid’s coronavirus site used by millions

A Jewish teenager from the Seattle area has built a website that is keeping the world updated on the COVID-19 pandemic as it spreads. The website, ncov2019.live, has been visited by 12 million people since it launched in late December.

Computer whiz Avi Schiffmann, 17, spends much of his time these days  constantly updating and improving the website, which automatically scrapes data from reliable sources from all over the world. The site, which originally updated every 10 minutes, now updates every minute to provide the latest statistics on the number of confirmed cases, serious cases, deaths, and recovered — both worldwide and in each country — in real time. The site also hosts an interactive Google map, a Twitter feed, travel advisories, information on the disease and its prevention, as well as tips for preparing for quarantine situations.

Full Story (Times of Israel)


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