This report uses online search traffic data from Google to tracking the spread of COVID-19.
Infodemiology, i.e. information epidemiology, uses Web-based data in order to inform public health and policy. Infodemiology metrics have been widely and successfully employed in order to assess and forecast epidemics and outbreaks.
In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic that started in Wuhan, China, in 2019, this report online search traffic data from Google are used aiming at tracking the spread of the new Coronavirus.