Data and widget information
Bing COVID-19 data
Can I access the COVID-19 data?
Yes! Check out the Bing COVID-19 data on GitHub
Can I get a widget to embed in my site?
Yes! See the widget section below.
What data is available in the Bing COVID-19-Data GitHub repo?
Bing COVID-19 data includes confirmed, fatal, and recovered cases from all regions, updated daily in a .csv file. If there is an update or correction to already-published data, the data file will be updated accordingly. To ensure the stability of the data we share, it will be released with a 24-hour delay.
What are the sources of the data?
We collect data from multiple trusted, reliable sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), national and state public health departments, BNO News, 24/7 Wall St., and Wikipedia.
How can I use this data?
This information is available strictly for educational and academic purposes, such as medical research, government agencies, and academic institutions. Data used or cited in publications should include an attribution to 'Bing COVID-19 Tracker' with a link to www.bing.com/covid.
Why is data missing or inconsistent for some regions
Sources don't always provide counts for all data points, especially recovered case counts. The '-' symbol indicates where data is unavailable. In the dataset published in GitHub, the data field will be blank where data is unavailable.
Where can I see the latest data?
The most current data available can be found on www.bing.com/covid and in the Bing COVID-19 widget.
Why is COVID data different on every website?
COVID tracking data comes from a wide set of sources that update at different times and may not always align.
Bing COVID Widget
Why did Bing release this widget?
As the coronavirus impacts the world, we recognize the need to share the latest information outside of Bing. This widget will allow any site to easily add an outbreak map, the latest case counts, and a chart displaying the spread over time. These elements are modular, giving sites the ability to customize them.
Where is the data from and how often does it update?
The widget refreshes approximately every ten minutes with data from an aggregate of sources Bing is consuming. Data may not change with every refresh.
What is available in the widget?
There are three elements in the widget: an Outbreak Map Module, showing the worldwide spread of the virus, a Data Stats Module, which displays the case count information for a given location, and a Trends Chart Module showing the spread of the virus in a location over time.
Depending on the widget configuration desired, you can display all or some subset of these modules. The modules are also responsive, adjusting the width for optimal mobile and desktop experiences. There are parameters to further customize the location and language displayed in the widget.
How can I embed the widget on my site?
Here is the code for a default widget:
<div class="bingwidget" data-type="covid19" data-market="en-us" data-language="en-us" data-app="bingwidget"></div>
<script src="//www.bing.com/widget/bootstrap.answer.js" async=""></script>
Here is the default widget in action:
In addition to the default above, there are additional configurations available that support various combinations of the Outbreak Map Module, Data Stats Module, and Trends Chart Module modules.
To learn more about the available configurations and parameters visit the widget GitHub page.