Google Adds 'COVID Layer' In Maps For Safer Navigation

by Siddharth Chaturvedi Sep 25, 2020 • 07:08 PM Views 3021

Google recently announced that the tech giant is rolling out the ‘COVID layer’ feature in Maps, a tool that shows critical information about COVID-19 cases in an area for safer travel during the pandemic. Tapping on the layers button on the top right-hand corner of the mobile screen and clicking on “COVID-19 info” will give users a seven-day average of new COVID cases per 100,000 people for the area and a label will indicate whether the cases are going up or down. ‘Color coding also helps you easily distinguish the density of new cases in an area,’ says Maps product manager Sujoy Banerjee in a blog post