S'pore coders create comprehensive, easy-to-read site for all local Covid-19 case info

Gargantuan effort.

Mandy How | March 03, 2020, 07:27 PM

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.

More insights

If that's not mind-blowing enough, the site also has other tabs that offer insights into discharged cases, as well as those who are still in the hospital.

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.

Like so:

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.

In the same thread, another user shared his experience with Singapore's public healthcare when he visited in November 2019.

You can check out the Covid-19 site for yourself here.

Top image via Wuhanvirus.sg