As the world grapples with COVID-19, it’s critical that public agencies working to stop the spread of the virus are equipped to give their communities timely and accurate information. Government agencies and non-profits are handling large amounts of data that are changing rapidly, and many of them are turning to Power BI to share data about COVID-19 with communities in easy-to-understand maps and dashboards.
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“Governments around the world are using Power BI to share information with communities related to COVID-19.”
Governments are working to give their communities accurate and up-to-date information about the spread of COVID-19.
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has published multiple interactive Power BI data dashboards. Citizens can find current and cumulative case counts, COVID-19 testing numbers, detailed demographics of those affected, and the curve showing the progression of the virus in the state’s population. By making these dashboards public, Washington State DOH is helping citizens explore the data and answer questions..
The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services in south-eastern Australia is using Azure and Power BI extensively in its public health emergency response and was able to quickly create this report to share their local information. It’s a great example of using data in this time of crisis to keep people informed and safer.