How we collect our data

Users self-report the presence or absence of common symptoms associated with the SARS-CoV-2 infection and probable exposure to a SARS-CoV-2 positive patient in addition to demographics which include age, sex and ZIP code. An email address is optional to receive updates. Further, we also scan the internet and open-source Covid-19 databases for ZIP codes or location of tested and confirmed positive and quarantined cases. In populous countries, field workers can provide valuable real-time data to halt transmission in nascent stages. Finally, we layer all this data, using the latitude and longitude, on a world map, which is free and accessible to all. We chose ZIP / Postal code as the identifier to map individuals as this is the most consistent addressograph that can be obtained. We dont collect information about your location. We only represent your location by postal code / Pincode / Zipcode.

The crowd sourced data will have layer 3 data sets on a Map - Healthy, Symptomatic (crowd sourced) and positive cases from government websites. .