ATLANTA (WKOW) -- Curious about the COVID-19 risk in your county?
Georgia Tech has released an interactive dashboard that shows your chance of coming into contact with someone with the virus when attending an event, given the event size and location. Users can adjust group size from 10 to 10,000 people.
A new feature has the ability to calculate county-level risk of attending an event with someone actively infected with Coronavirus (Covid-19).
“We have developed an interactive county-level map of the risk that one or more individuals may have Covid-19 in events of different sizes,” said Joshua Weitz, professor in the School of Biological Sciences and founding director of Georgia Tech’s Ph.D. in Quantitative Biosciences program. “The issue of understanding risks associated with gatherings is even more relevant as many kinds of businesses, including sports and universities, are considering how to re-open safely.”
The dashboard accounts for widespread gaps in U.S. testing for the Coronavirus, which can silently spread through individuals who display mild or no symptoms of illness.
“Precisely because of under-testing and the risk of exposure and infection, these risk calculations provide further support for the ongoing need for social distancing and protective measures. Such precautions are still needed even in small events, given the large number of circulating cases,” states the dashboard’s website.