Why is there a difference with ICMR report and Us ?
We are using state press releases to update the numbers. Our hypothesis is that
ICMR nightly updates may include cases which could be reported by states the next day.
Are you official ?
What are your sources? How is the data gathered for this project ?
We are using state bulletins and official handles to update our numbers. The data
is validated by a group of volunteers and published into the website. We would love
it if you can use this data in the fight against this virus. The source list is here.
Why does we have more positive count than MoH ?
MoHFW updates the data at a scheduled time. However, we update them based on state
press bulletins, official (CM, Health M) handles, PBI, Press Trust of India, ANI
reports. These are generally more recent.
Who are you ?
We are a group of dedicated volunteers who curate and verify the data coming from
several sources. We extract the details, like a patient's relationship with other
patients to identify local and community transmissions, travel history and status.
We never collect or expose any personally identifiable data regarding the patients.
Why are you guys putting in time and resources to do this while not gaining a single penny from it?
Because it affects all of us. Today it's someone else who is getting infected; tomorrow
it could be us. We need to prevent the spread of this virus. We need to document
the data so that people with knowledge can use this data to make informed decisions.