Stay up to date with the world-wide Coronavirus situation with the help of this useful Google Chrome extension that displays the number of cases, deaths, recoveries, and new cases from various countries
As its name clearly states, Coronavirus Status for Chrome is a nifty, little extension for Google’s browser that allows you to get real-time information about the whole Coronavirus (codenamed COVID-19) situation.
Once installed in your Chrome browser, it allows you to effortlessly check-up on the latest numbers and stats regarding the pandemic in almost all the countries in the world, 184 of them to be more precise.
Stay up to date with the latest Coronavirus-related stats
The extension displays the information in an Excel-like grid. It provides the total number of cases, the number of deaths, the number of total recoveries, the number of new (recent deaths), and the number of new cases.
You are provided with a basic sorting option as well, meaning that you can use the filter field to look up any country from the list. By clicking the name tabs, you can also sort the information based on the biggest number of cases, deaths, recoveries, new deaths, and new cases, and that’s pretty much about it.
Accurate so far, but please keep in mind that it is not an official solution
While the developer’s initiative is, of course, a laudable one, we have to point out one possible shortcoming that this extension might have. On the extension’s official Chrome Web Store page the developer notes that “We monitor various resources and grab the most relevant for you twice per hour.”
There is nothing wrong with this approach, despite the fast progression of the situation. However, we would have liked to have a list with at least a couple of resources used by the extension to grab information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, we urge you to take all the information displayed by the extension with a grain of salt, so to speak.
View Coronavirus info in real-time directly from Chrome’s toolbar
To conclude, Coronavirus Status for Chrome provides a surprisingly accurate stat check of the total number of cases, deaths, and recoveries in most of the world’s countries. It should prove itself quite useful for Chrome users who like to effortlessly view the Coronavirus status while browsing the Internet.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Coronavirus Status for Chrome and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂