Interactive Map Developed by Yijia Chen MLA ’17 with Yujia Wang MLA ’17 and Qi Ou Visualizes COVID-19 Outbreak

An interactive map visualized by Yijia Chen MLA ’17, with contributions from Yujia Wang MLA ’17 and Qi Ou (University of Oxford), depicts COVID-19 cases in the United States at the county level. By hovering over an area, the viewer sees confirmed and newly added patient cases, population, and hospital location and capacity. The map was inspired by an earlier effort with Zhuoming Info Aid to document China’s COVID-19 county level situation in January. 

Chen currently works as a landscape Architect with DumontJanks. Wang is an assistant professor of practice in the landscape architecture program at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Map of US showing COVID-19 cases as of March 24 2020