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Geographical mapping and tracking of COVID-19

New Content Item © denisismagilov / stock.adobe.comIn 2019, a new coronavirus causing severe acute respiratory syndrome emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This collection of papers in International Journal of Health Geographics offers pointers to, and describes, a range of practical online/mobile GIS and mapping dashboards and applications for better understanding, tracking and managing the coronavirus pandemic and associated events as they unfold around the world.


  1. The urban built environment (BE) has been globally acknowledged as one of the main factors that affects the spread of infectious disease. However, the effect of the street network on coronavirus disease 2019 (...

    Authors: Yepeng Yao, Wenzhong Shi, Anshu Zhang, Zhewei Liu and Shuli Luo

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2021 20:17

    Content type: Research

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  2. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), causing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has infected millions of people and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. While COV...

    Authors: Jeon-Young Kang, Alexander Michels, Fangzheng Lyu, Shaohua Wang, Nelson Agbodo, Vincent L. Freeman and Shaowen Wang

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:36

    Content type: Research

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  3. As of 13 July 2020, 12.9 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide. Prior studies have demonstrated that local socioeconomic and built environment characteristics may significantly contribute to vira...

    Authors: Christopher Scarpone, Sebastian T. Brinkmann, Tim Große, Daniel Sonnenwald, Martin Fuchs and Blake Byron Walker

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:32

    Content type: Research

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  4. The rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has simultaneous time and space dynamics. This behaviour results from a complex combination of factors, including social ones, which lead to significant differences ...

    Authors: Leonardo Azevedo, Maria João Pereira, Manuel C. Ribeiro and Amílcar Soares

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:25

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. In December 2019, a new virus (initially called ‘Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV’ and later renamed to SARS-CoV-2) causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (coronavirus disease COVID-19) emerged in Wuhan, Hubei P...

    Authors: Maged N. Kamel Boulos and Estella M. Geraghty

    Citation: International Journal of Health Geographics 2020 19:8

    Content type: Editorial

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