COVID-19 Monitor provides an at-a-glance desktop gadget to help keep you apprised of statistical data regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Before we review COVID-19 Monitor, it's important to know two things. First, Gadgets have been removed from Windows as a security risk. Second, to use Gadgets, you'll need to install 8GadgetPack or Desktop Gadgets Revived. These come with safe, tested gadgets, but you should be careful about adding any Gadgets beyond the included ones. While the threat of using third-party Gadgets isn't a big thing anymore, the possibility still exists.
There are volumes of information on this pandemic, but you will need to track it down, which is time-consuming. This gadget does all the heavy lifting for you and places it at your fingertips.
Once you have the gadget on your desktop, the default window displays data related to COVID-19, mainly the number of detected cases, the current number of deaths, as well as the recovery amount. Depending on how you configure the settings, the gadget can monitor data globally or for the selected country. You can go one step further and view details by country in a dedicated flyout window. Just click to View by Country String on the gadget's body. Due to its integrated search function, finding a specific country and analyzing the corresponding values can be accomplished.
Additionally, if you want to obtain a more global picture of the situation's gravity, you can quickly sort this data by the total number of detected cases. COVID-19 Monitor updates by default at 30-minute intervals, but this can be done manually as well. It also allows some mild customization of the color scheme if desired.
COVID-19 Monitor is meant to help you keep an eye on the evolution of this disease in all the affected countries without wasting time tracking down the data from multiple sources on your own.
COVID-19 Monitor Special Features:
Click on refresh icon refresh for refresh data.
Click on the up or down arrows into the flyout window table to sort data (descending/ascending) for the appropriate column.
Click on the icon to see useful links about COVID-19.
Click on the location string into the main gadget window for an open data site for this location.
Move mouse over a Country column to pop up the country population.
Move mouse over USA State column to pop up the country population.
Move mouse over Total Cases column to pop up % of pop. w/COVID-19.
Move mouse over Total Deaths column to pop up mortality rate.
Move mouse over Total Recovered column to pop up the newly recovered.