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Comparison of COVID-19 trajectories within Estonian counties

Innovative response

The infection data about all the counties of Estonia in comparison to other counties. This visualization was created by the research group from the University of Tartu and was published early April to share information with the public.
This was very important because there were three countiesthat were very heavily infected.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Testing data visualized county by county to inform the public which areas are more infected. This visualization also allows politicians to make better decisions, e.g Saaremaa was heavily infected and it was obvious they needed more federal help, so a military hospital was opened there.

Organisations/institutions involved

The Republic of Estonia Health Board
University of Tartu (BIIT)
Insipiration for plots from Financial Times

Issues being addressed:

  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)
  • Real-time data collection, sharing, and analysis

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Date Submitted:

12 June 2020