While there has been no lack of updates from the Ministry of Health regarding Covid-19 cases in Singapore, those who are not closely following the developments might find the information too much to handle.
This is especially so as we have 108 confirmed cases so far, since the first imported case was announced on Jan. 23.
Laying out the data
This is where UpCode Academy comes in with their handy dashboard/ site.
UpCode Academy is a coding school in Singapore.
On the main page, you'll see the main stats for each day's development, as well as other information like the patients' gender, age, nationality, and whether it's a locally transmitted case or imported case.
You'll also get an overview of the six clusters in Singapore.
And even a list of all confirmed cases and their individual progress, from onset of symptoms to the date they were discharged, if applicable.
The best part about all this is that the information is succinct and digestible.
For instance, we learnt that the Case 3 was hospitalised the longest at 28 days, while the median recovery time is 11 days.
ALSO, there's an interactive visual network that shows the connections between cases.
Clicking on each dot will bring you to the case's profile.
AND THEN there is a playable map, which shows the cases by geographical distribution as the days pass.
The site has not gone unnoticed by others.
A Japanese Twitter user based in London said that he is "stunned" by the depth of information available to the public.
I'm stunned by the depth of #coronavirus information being released in #Singapore. On this website you can see every known infection case, where the person lives and works, which hospital they got admitted to, and the network topology of carriers, all laid out on a time-series pic.twitter.com/wckG8KpPDE— 📎 ® ¥ ¨ † å ® ø (@RyutaroUchiyama) March 2, 2020
In the same thread, another user shared his experience with Singapore's public healthcare when he visited in November 2019.
1/ I visited Singapore with my family (my wife and two kids) in November 2019. Before traveling my younger kid had a viral infection which had been attended to. Upon arrival, before entering the Changi Airport, the body scanner discovered my other kid was infected too.— Digital Me (@digital_excel) March 3, 2020
You can check out the Covid-19 site for yourself here.
Top image via Wuhanvirus.sg