Instagram Founders Create Website to Track Spread of COVID-19

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COVID-19 is spreading fastly around the world, and there is no vaccine developed of it up till now. The only preventive measure of it is to strengthen your immune system. So many tech giants have developed websites and apps to track the spread of COVID-19. Another website is being launched to track the spread of COVID-19.

Now, here comes Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger to contribute efforts from their side to help people. Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have joined their hands to develop the new project to track the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. This is the first project on which they are working together after leaving Facebook. The aim behind launching this website is to provide state-wise legal and authorized data about the spread of COVID-19.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have launched a website named Rt.live, which fastly tracks the spread of coronavirus across the world. However, presently, the tracking website is working only in the regions of the US. Progressively, it will be working around the world in the coming few weeks.

If Rt is more than 1, then the risk is high

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Rt.live will show the output by computing the average number of people who become infected by other infected people. If the Rt of any state is more than 1, that means a virus is spreading quickly in that particular state. And when Rt is less than 1, that indicates the spread of COVID-19 is now reduced. This Rt.live shows the result in statistics form and will give a live update of every region. Hence, it is very important to have the Rt score less than 1, otherwise, it will create huge havoc of coronavirus.

For example, Florida has a 0.99 Rt score and Georgia has a 1.2 Rt score which is more than 1 which means the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia is highest.

The data has been sourced or tracked from the COVID-19 tracking project and you can explore the Rt.live’s modeling system on GitHub.

Due to lockdown, people are bound to go outside and they don’t be able to get the latest updates related to the coronavirus epidemic. “As states decide whether and how to open back up, they’ll have to manage their infection rate carefully, and we hope dashboards like rt.live will be helpful in doing so”, says Mike Krieger. This tool is very useful and significant as it provides the latest live updates about coronavirus pandemic region wise. By this tool, it is easy to check the spread range of COVID-19, and also to find out the less infected region nearby you.

After having words fight with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger had left Facebook in 2018. Instagram is a massive success for them, and now with yet another project named Rt.live, they will help people by providing the latest and authorized information about the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.