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Schneller Impfen dank Digitalisierung?

“Am Ende dieses Tages habe ich eine beachtliche Spur sensibler Daten hinterlassen. Ich bin stolzer Besitzer eines Benutzerkontos bei Doctolib geworden, habe dort zahlreiche Fotos von Dokumenten in meinem persönlichen Bereich erhalten, die ich in Papierform mit nach Hause bekommen habe und bin um einen Stempel in Impfausweis und der Impfkarte reicher. Wurde ich gefragt, ob ich eine digitale Version der Unterlagen überhaupt erhalten möchte: leider nicht. Hat die digitale Variante Zeitersparnis mit sich gebracht? Nein, stattdessen mussten meine Unterlagen zusätzlich vor Ort fotografiert werden. Hat die Ärzt:in etwas von dieser Form der Digitalisierung gehabt, damit die eigentliche Impfung schneller von statten gehen kann: nein, denn auch sie unterschreibt und stempelt in meinen althergebrachten Impfausweis.”


Worldwide COVID-19 pandemic visualization (Feb vs. Mar 2020)

By the March 11, 2020, the worldwide spread of COVID-19 (formerly known as 2019-ncov) was referenced as a pandemic situation by WHO. The following animated GIFs visualize the impact of the latest developments. In the following, we compare two selected two-week timeframes in correspondence to the incubation period of COVID-19. For further analyses, please refer to our COVID-19 data analysis tool.

COVID-19 worldwide situation from Feb 01 to Feb 18, 2020:

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Feb 01, 2020 to Feb 18, 2020

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Feb 01, 2020 to Feb 18, 2020

At the beginning of Feb 2020, we can see a single hotspot in China 🇨🇳. Afterwards, some punctual infections in selected countries around the globe occurred. The world speaks still considers COVID-19 as a Chinese epidemic situation. Starting from about 12k about 3k new infections per day are reported summing up to a total of >73k worldwide infections.


COVID-19 worldwide situation from Feb 18 to Mar 11, 2020:

About two weeks later starting from mid of Feb 2020, we can observe the development of a pandemic situation (sprinkles in almost all countries around the globe). Three main hotspots with a fast increase of new infections developed: Iran 🇮🇷, Italy 🇮🇹, and South Korea 🇰🇷. In the meantime, new infections outside of China. Worldwide infections decline to less than 1k per day for rest of Feb 2020. By the beginning of Mar 2020, daily infections start to grow and exceed more than 4k per day summing up to a total of almost 120k infected persons.

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Feb 18, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020

Worldwide development of Coronavirus from Feb 18, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020

Global Availability of 2019-nCoV Coronavirus Data Analysis Tool

Today, we are happy to announce the general availability of the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus Data Analysis Tool by HPI. After days of closed beta phase, we just finished integrating the valuable user feedback. Finally, the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus Data Analysis Tool is available for public use. Furthermore, we decided that improvements and functional extensions from now on will be directly integrated in the productive version. Thus, users can benefit much faster from them. Currently, we are working on adding additional situation reports to provide valuable insights on the latest development of the pandemia.

PS.: If you think that the tool is helpful, feel free to share the link. If you miss specific data or functionality, please feel free to send us your feedback to extend the functionality.

#nCoVStats: An Interactive Data Analysis Tool for COVID-19 (Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 2019-nCoV)

Launch “#nCoVStats Data Analysis Tool by HPI”
username: corona@hpi.de
password: 2019-nCoV

Latest News

#nCoVStats @HPI_DE Daily #COVID19 update: Worldwide #infections exceeded 582.4M, about 1.3M new #cases reported within the past 24hrs.
Focus #China🇨🇳: Overall reported infections hit 5.3M, i.e. an increase by 60% in the past 2mths. Expect to hit 5.5M by the end of next week.

#nCoVStats @HPI_DE Daily #COVID19 update: Worldwide #infections hit 581.2M, about 1.1M new #cases reported in the past 24hrs.
Global #top5 contributors share 235.3M (40%):
1. #USA 🇺🇸 92.0M,
2. #India 🇮🇳 44.1M,
3. #France 🇫🇷 34.1M,
4. #Brazil 🇧🇷 34.0M, and
5. #Germany 🇩🇪 31.1M.

#nCoVStats @HPI_DE Daily #COVID19 update: Worldwide #infections hit 580.1M, about 1.4M new #cases reported in the past 24hrs. Short- and midterm #trend circulating around 1.0M new infections per day; longterm trend reached 900k/d; trend: ↗️.

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Global Health Challenge: 2019-nCoV Coronavirus outbreak

Just a couple of days ago, the year 2020 started when a new global health challenge approached: the outbreak of 2019-nCoV Coronavirus in China end of 2019. As seen in other pandemic situations, the global news coverage deals with the topic on a daily basis. With the provided data analysis tool, we want to contribute to an informed news coverage about the situational development.

Background: Graphical Data Exploration using In-Memory Database Technology

Screenshot of the HPI 2019-nCoV Data Analyzer ToolResearchers of the Hasso Plattner Institute designed an interactive graphical data exploration tool. It support unbiased and informed news coverage about the outbreak by exploring latest Coronavirus case reports provided by the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin and DXY in China. Therefore, you can use the tool to explore latest available case report data and to assess the developments of the past days in different graphical perspectives. The tool builds on the latest in-memory database technology. The same technology is the centerpiece of the analyzegenomes.com cloud platform for precision medicine.


Dr. Matthieu-P. Schapranow
Group Leader and Scientific Manager Digital Health Innovations
Digital Health Center @ Hasso Plattner Institute
Phone: +49 331 5509 -1331
Mail: please use the contact form
14482 Potsdam, Germany

Archive (no longer updated)

  • Feb 20, 2020:

  • Feb 19, 2020:

  • Feb 18, 2020:

  • Feb 17, 2020:

  • Feb 16, 2020:

  • Feb 15, 2020:

  • Feb 14, 2020: Situation in Japan unchanged.

  • Feb 13, 2020: A spike in reported cases in Hubei region was reported. However, this might be the result of unconfirmed cases for days reported just now as confirmed and does not necessary indicate a super spreading event.

  • Feb 12, 2020:

  • Feb 11, 2020: As of today, we also included the reported number of cured cases to provide additional insights. Furthermore, WHO decided to label the lung disease as COVID-19 from today on.
  • Feb 10, 2020: We switched data source from RKI to DXY to have more accurate and up-to-date numbers.

  • Feb 9, 2020:

  • Feb 7, 2020