An online dashboard that allows people to check out the Covid-19 that has been reported near their home has been used more than three million times.
More than 65,000 searches were carried out in the Coronavirus in your area dashboard on January 4, 2021, and the site continues to have over 70,000 weekly views since then.
The tool, provided by NHS Digital, allows users to check for virus cases within ten kilometers of their postcode, as well as positive case statistics reported in the last 10 weeks.
Alistair Bullward, NHS Digital’s open data and dashboard manager, said: “We believe in improving life through data and technology, and our coronavirus application in your area allows people to understand the risk of coronavirus where they live. .
“It’s very easy to use, as you only need to enter your zip code to know the number of cases in your neighborhood and we’ve now seen over three million searches done with the app in the last four months.
“We hope the board will help reassure people as blocking restrictions are reduced, while reminding them of the importance of following the restrictions that remain.”
The tool, which is updated daily, was designed by the NHS Digital data services team last year, along with several other control panels to control the pandemic.
It also provides information on the number of people in an area who have received a clinical assessment of possible coronavirus symptoms using the NHS 111 telephone service.
NHS Digital has carried out a number of programs in the UK’s fight against Covid-19, including the provision of technology behind coronavirus testing; use data to identify clinically extremely vulnerable individuals to protect them; and the development of digital infrastructure for the vaccination program.