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Open data on COVID-19 health situation and containment measures in Italy

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Innovative response

A specific dashboard is available on the Civil Protection Department portal that provides a daily national summary of health monitoring which describes the situation related to the state of evolution of the Coronavirus infection COVID-19 (metadata) as well as areas in which containment measures for the contagion COVID-19 have been applied (metadata).

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

The metadata are harvested by European Data portal and available through mainstream search engine, like Google. Both datasets, suitably georeferenced, are available in open data with CC BY 4.0 license and are documented in the national catalog of geographic data (at this moment the metadata cards are only in Italian).

Organisations/institutions involved

Made available with open licenses by: Civil Protection Department, Ministry of Health (hospital beds), National Statistical Institute – ISTAT – (territorial bases and population). Head of the Civil Protection Department is entrusted with the interventions coordination necessary to deal with the emergency on the national territory.

Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government
  • Regional/State government
  • Local government

Issues being addressed:

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

Date Submitted:

2 June 2020