New API from The Weather Company helps developers build solutions to track COVID-19
A new disease tracker API aggregates COVID-19 data from trusted primary sources and tracks where the coronavirus is spreading over time.
The Weather Company unveiled a new disease tracker API for Call for Code developers that aggregrates COVID-19 data from trusted primary sources and tracks where the coronavirus is spreading over time. With this API, developers can create solutions to inform local, state, and county officials as they plan shelter-in-place guidelines and show citizens how adhering to those restrictions has a positive impact in slowing COVID-19 disease progression.
The disease tracker API is exclusively available to developers who are participating in the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge and building solutions to fight the impact of COVID-19. Developers who have accepted the challenge can register and receive a time-limited API key.
In addition to powering the weather.com COVID statistics page, The Weather Company created the disease tracker API to provide active disease metrics including confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries over a historical period of up to 60 days in the past. All the data is fully attributed to the primary sources, such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and county health departments, allowing for trust in AI, which is critical for accurate decision making.
Start using the disease tracker API
To help developers make the most of this API in their Call for Code solutions, IBM Developer has published three tutorials:
Build a Node-RED COVID-19 Dashboard: In this tutorial, see how to access COVID-19 infection data through The Weather Company Disease Tracker API and incorporate that data into Node-RED dashboards, charts, and tables. Use Node-RED for data analysis and data visualization of COVID-19 infections by country, state, and county. Build your Call for Code solutions using the Node-RED node-red-contrib-twc-covid19-tracker node.
Build a Node.js COVID-19 CLI using The Weather Company Disease Tracker API: In this tutorial, learn how to connect a Node.js application to The Weather Company Data Disease Tracker API endpoint.
Chart COVID-19 Progression with The Weather Company Disease Tracker API: In this tutorial details, explore how to construct a jupyter notebook for data analysis using data from the disease tracker API.
For more information, read the documentation about The Weather Company Disease Tracker APIs.
- Disease Tracker – Country, State, County – This API allows you to track the progression of COVID-19 for a given location. It provides information regarding active diseases including confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries over a period of up to 60 days in the past.
- Disease Tracker – Global Country List – This API allows you to view the current state of COVID-19 for a set of countries globally. It provides information regarding active diseases including confirmed cases, deaths, and recoveries.
For more details, watch our livestream demo.