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Worldometer

Worldometer is an open-source live statistic counter offering world statistics on population, economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.

Worldometer is a live statistics collection and counter run by an international team of developers, researchers and volunteers who aim to make statistics available and time relevant. Worldometer is owned by Dadax, an independent company, but work to have no political, governmental or corporate affiliation. Their other projects include Internet Live Stats and 7 Billion World. They pioneered two methods of visualizing data: the Single Unit Isotype and the Live Isotype.

Live Counters

The live counters show the real-time estimate as computed by their proprietary algorithm, which processes the latest data and projections provided by reputable organizations and statistical offices.

When using static numbers to describe numerical change through time, they feel the numbers fail to provide a sense of the relationship between the magnitude of change and the flow of time, which is how people experience change in real life. What static numbers fail to provide is the perception of the frequency and timing of events, the rhythm, an essential part of nature and a tool for understanding the physical phenomena. Only by employing live counters do Worldometer feel they are able to convey these elements and truly grasp the magnitude of the quantitative change through time.

Covid-19

Worldometer added a Covid-19 counter and data aggregation portion to their site. The information includes case graphs, death graphs, countries, death rate, incubation, age, symptoms and news. They track the number of cases, which can be viewed by country, the number of deaths and the number of those recovered.

Worldometer further breaks the numbers down into active cases, which includes an overall number of currently infected patients broken down into those in mild condition and those in serious or critical condition. They also offer closed cases, which they describe as cases with an outcome, split between those recovered or discharged from care and those who have died. All of these numbers are graphed.

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