Microsoft Bing COVID-19 tracker provides users with a lot of useful information related to the pandemic. For example, it allows users to keep a track of the number of active, recovered cases, in addition to region-wise news articles and videos related to the pandemic. Now, Microsoft has announced several new features and updates to its COVID-19 tracker.
Bing integrates the Apollo Hospital bot
The latest additions to the Microsoft Bing COVID-19 tracker are customized for Indian users. The website integrates the Apollo Hospital bot for self-assessment, in addition to a hub that enables telemedicine support from reputed healthcare organizations. Interestingly enough, Microsoft is addressing the language barrier by offering content in nine Indian languages.
In its recent blog post, Microsoft wrote:
“The Tracker will also offer content in nine Indian languages to provide people across the country access to critical information related to the pandemic in preferred language.”
At the time of writing this, there is a total of 20,835 active COVID-19 cases in India. The India-specific tracker is accessible at bing.com/covid/local/india.
Powered by Microsoft Azure, the AI-powered Apollo Hospitals bot delivers the COVID-19 screening tool, allowing users to conduct a self-assessment of potential coronavirus symptoms. The tool uses guidelines provided by the WHO and the MoHFW, Government of India. The tool is available in four Indian languages.
Support for nine Indian languages
Then, it offers the Telemedicine support hub for online consultation with leading healthcare service providers like Apollo Hospitals, Practo, 1mg, and Mfine, among others.
Last but not least, the Microsoft Bing COVID-19 tracker enables support for Indian languages like Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, and Kannada.
News and official government data aside, it allows users to track coronavirus infections across the country. You can use state and district-wise filters to close in on hyperlocal data. The site offers detailed statistics on infection, recoveries, and fatalities. What’s more, you can also bookmark locations on the website to take a glance at the stats of those areas.
All the information is gathered from credible sources such as the Government of India, ICMR, and WHO.