A minimalist visualization of Coronavirus rates


Made with Shiny and R

Mike Mahoney true

I had been getting frustrated with not being able to quickly find coronavirus data for my area, and not being able to see recent trends without framing and interpretation. So I grabbed down the John Hopkins CSSE data and made a quick Shiny app to visualize case and death rates. I’m trying to not contribute to the constant noise surrounding the ongoing pandemic, but having a way to see these numbers without an overwhelming amount of surrounding editorialization has made me feel like I understand the world a bit better.


The app lives at this link. Thanks to R Studio, who are providing free hosting for coronavirus apps through the pandemic.


If you see mistakes or want to suggest changes, please create an issue on the source repository.


For attribution, please cite this work as

Mahoney (2020, April 27). Mike Mahoney: A minimalist visualization of Coronavirus rates. Retrieved from https://www.mm218.dev/posts/2020/04/corona-viz/

BibTeX citation

  author = {Mahoney, Mike},
  title = {Mike Mahoney: A minimalist visualization of Coronavirus rates},
  url = {https://www.mm218.dev/posts/2020/04/corona-viz/},
  year = {2020}