Google Maps COVID-19 update | Google maps COVID layer - Coronavirus information
Google currently integrated a new update in Google Maps Android and iOS applications.
You can now use a new COVID layer on top of your Google Maps application to see the latest updates and relevant information about coronavirus (COVID-19) around any location, impacted places, or in your region.
Google Maps shows the 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.
Google Maps get the updated information about coronavirus from multiple sources and survey agencies like Johns Hopkins, the New York Times, and Wikipedia
Features of Google Maps COVID layer:
Health centers: You can use Google Maps to find the health centers and COVID-19 health facilities around your regions in case of emergency. But the COVID-19 testing center location is currently available to some countries only.
Plan trips: Plan trips according to the current COVID-19 situation in different regions from source to destination and even complete route, with an update of coronavirus density in different regions and locations.
Alerts: Get constant in-app alerts regarding any restrictions, closures, crowd alert, requirements like masks mandatory, and others when you begin navigation throughout the route. Alert information and updates are provided by local, state, and other agencies.
Find restaurants: Find restaurants that are open near you, offer home delivery and other restaurant updates.
How to enable COVID layer on Google Maps:
open Google Maps
tap on the layers button on the top right-hand corner
Click on “COVID-19 info”
Color code to differentiate COVID density in a region:
Grey: Less than 1 case
Yellow: 1-10 cases
Orange: 10-20 cases
Dark orange: 20-30 cases
Red: 30-40 cases
Dark red: 40+ cases
learn more about Google Maps with the COVID layer.