Google Maps now shows COVID-19 hotspots

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Google Maps now shows COVID-19 hotspots

Google is adding another tool to help us stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On Wednesday, the company announced a new feature in Google Maps: An info layer that shows information on COVID-19 cases in a particular area. 

To check it out, open Google Maps, tap on the layers button in the top right corner (see image below), and tap on COVID-19 info. Note that the feature is rolling out gradually, so it may not be available for you yet. 

Google Maps now shows COVID-19 hotspots

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This data layer will show a seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the area you're looking at, as well as a label indicating whether cases are trending up or down. Areas with a lot of new COVID-19 cases will also appear red compared to neighboring areas.  Read more...

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