A site to follow the progress of the virus in a clear and detailed way

The Covinfo site regularly updates the number of people infected and of deaths linked to the coronavirus in France and abroad. – Screenshot from covinfo.fr

  • The Covinfo site allows you to follow the progress of the coronavirus in France and abroad thanks to clear and detailed infographics.
  • Two Rennes developers, helped by two friends from Nantes, are behind the project.

To know the latest figures on the coronavirus epidemic, there is of course the data provided
by Public Health France and the daily press point of the general director of Health Jérôme Salomon. But in this litany of alarmist figures and statistics, it is not always easy to follow and understand the evolution of the spread
of Covid-19 on the national territory. To help citizens better understand the situation and to remedy “a communication fault” in their eyes, two Rennes developers, helped by two Nantes friends, launched a few days ago
the Covinfo app.

The tool allows a simple click to observe the evolution curve of the coronavirus in France and to zoom region by region. The number of cases detected, people hospitalized and deaths in hospitals and in nursing homes is updated there regularly and various graphs make it possible to follow the evolution of the pandemic since March 18. A global ranking of the countries most affected by the virus is also available, as well as country-by-country data.

Data flows passed through a reel

It was when the epidemic progressed at breakneck speed in China that Grégory Darche and his brother Antoine began to take an interest in Covid-19. “We spent our days on YouTube watching the construction of the military hospital live,” said Gregory. When the first cases were confirmed in France, the two brothers began to search for figures and data on the Internet. “There was almost nothing for France, we had to wait until
Italy will be hit so the numbers start to come out, “he said. The two brothers then used their computer skills to develop in a week a site compiling all the encrypted data on the virus in order to make them understandable by the greatest number.

To carry out this titanic work, the four friends have compiled various data streams from regional health authorities or from the American Johns Hopkins University which is a reference in this area. The magic of data then did the rest to come up with clear and detailed statistical data. “We hope to become and remain the benchmark site for coronavirus in France,” said Grégory Darche, who sees his site as “a tool at the service of the public”.

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