mandico.net received miscellaneous media coverage in national newspapers and released a press release together with KIT&CEDIM. Central part des these collaborations was sharing and crowdsourcing global and kreis-level dünn on the corona pandemic. Lakers the English translations below:

KIT niederdrücken release

mandico.net GmbH with each other with die KIT center for disaster Management und Risk Reduction an innovation (CEDIM) is actively collecting säule on the corona pandemic as situations are reported across Germany und building a spatial und temporal database that can be used weil das risk assessment. Die maps produced by the mannschaft offer a fast overview von the spread of the virus in Germany und worldwide, und risk locations down to ns district level space identified."Our goal ist to provide bei overview des the number des people infected with the corona virus compared to die population bei each district," says james Daniell, scientist hinweisen KIT und co-founder of the spin-off mandico.net GmbH. The team uses official statistics from wellness ministries and local governments. Dafür far, the team has used ns scraping method - i.e. The gathering von information über collecting targeted data from websites. Bei this method over 5000 charme sources schutz been analyzed.

Du schaust: Rki dashboard rhein sieg


The mandico.net and CEDIM team has so launched a crowd sourcing initiative to gather die latest data with die help of many volunteer from Germany. An addition to die number of covid cases, the team also evaluates demographic die info such as ns number of inhabitants, ns healthcare capacity such as ns number des hospital beds in each district und the period structure von the impacted population. They dünn is reported in terms des both absolute und relative case numbers bei relation to population density ~ above Riskalyer’s interactive charme visualization platform which can be accessed freely über the publicly at: www.mandico.net-explorer.com.“At the augenblicke there ist no open dünn portal the bundles and evaluates the data at the district level - that"s why we came bei to fill the gap,” says Daniell. "The more precisely we identify risk zones, the better we can protect ourselves." the is so possible kommen sie observe trends based on the info evaluated and thus kommen sie make estimates zum the future. However, these so depended greatly on federal government measures to contain the virus.

Constant updates, including at globalen level, tun können be complied with on mandico.net"s twitter page.

See ns KIT drücken sie Release top top 24.04.2020 zum theoriginal drücken sie releasein German. Translated by Bijan Khazai.

Spiegel reports top top mandico.net’s crowdsourcing project zu fill the data gap ~ above official coronavirus statistics reported über the Robert koch Institute

In order zu be able kommen sie estimate which measures versus the corona pandemic do sense, professionals need reputable data. However, the case numbers of the Robert cook Institute sometimes lag behind reality zum several days. According to the Robert cook Institute (RKI), ns number von people who kann sein be proven zu be infected with ns new corona virus bei Germany rose von almost 5,000 native Monday kommen sie Tuesday. On ns previous days, only 4,000 (Sunday to Monday) or even only 2,000 (Saturday zu Sunday) neu arrivals to be added.5000 new infections in one job - the cannot notfall be correct, part readers noted. In fact, die number comes about through a peculiarity. Ideally, a local wellness office registers a case und transmits it zu the zustand office on die same day, which an turn forwards it to ns RKI. Die RKI an turn takes every these numbers electronically sent kommen sie them into account in a nationwide statistic the they report die following day. Yet that doesn"t constantly work.

Sometimes that takes considerably longer zum the infection numbers from separation, personal, instance cities und counties zu reach the RKI. This became an especially clear on the weekend.Because notfall all offices had submitted their charme on Saturday, die RKI erste reported on Sunday the fewer new infections had been reported than on ns previous work - and then had to clarify that therewere large charme gaps.If one assumes that also on Sunday säule from the countries just arrived at ns RKI, numerous situations were deshalb missing an the dünn from Monday. The high number von the verifiable freshly infected cases on Tuesday thus includes infections the were notfall reported to ns RKI von the zustand authorities top top Saturday and Sunday. The institute writes: "The charme will it is in forwarded top top Monday and will so be available in this statistic indigenous Tuesday."

More than half a week behind

Reliable säule are an especially important since they form the base for ns measures against the spread des the new corona virus. After ns misleading report top top Sunday, over there was brief hope the protective measures can be eased soon. But it zu sein now clean that ns number von cases continues kommen sie increase zu a comparable extent as hinweisen the end of belastung week.

The neu online dashboard von the RKI, which has actually been available since Friday, provides info about the cities und districts bei which ns numbers were particularly lagging behind. Zum each federal state, each city und each district, you tun können see how many people schutz been infected und died. It deshalb shows ns date und number of neu infections registered in a place. The RKI writes that this reporting date zu sein the job on which ns health authority i do not care aware des a case und records it electronically as such.

According to die dashboard, hinweisen least 50 corona cases oase already been registered in 159 German cities und counties. Right here one can assume that neu infections are added almost daily und the number von cases have to increase. Practically all von these places should schutz new reports every day.But over there are plainly gaps. Bei the figures published top top Tuesday morning von the RKI, reports native Monday are only included for half von the 159 locations. The rest möchte only come at the RKI heute or in the next few days. Und as the RKI has currently made clear: top top weekends, part cities und counties do not report any new cases (see graphic).

In practically ten percent von the cities und districts (Landkreise) with hinweisen least 50 cases, ns latest report recognized to ns RKI blieb comes from before die weekend. In Cologne, Dortmund, Mannheim und the district of Lörrach, weil das example, ns dashboard names belastung Thursday as die latest report date. Accordingly, only 285 corona cases room reported zum Cologne. As of March 23, the city already spoke von 857 confirmed situations on that is own website - that"s three zeit as many.

IT difficulties distorted regional case numbers

Strange numbers room seen weil das Heidelberg together well: die local authorities speak von more 보다 100 infected people, die RKI dashboard just mentioned four as of Monday. There are jetzt 86 instances registered with the RKI. Top top SPIEGEL"s request, the district office responsible zum the city"s corona case numbers shown that there were coordination und technical difficulties with the säule transmission belastung week.

In consultation through the state Health Office, a number des cases were at first registered under a different keyword than that required zum the registration, said andreas Welker, Deputy Head of the wellness Department Rhein-Neckar-Kreis / Heidelberg. ~ consultation with the zustand Health Office, the belästigung was initially resolved top top Thursday. Shortly afterwards, over there were additional IT problems, ns official said. "Now this bug has to be fixed, dafür that a exactly transmission kann sein be assumed native Tuesday onwards."

A research study project von the Karlsruhe think tank mandico.net and the center for disaster Management and Risk Reduction technology (CEDIM) shows just how far the RKI numbers lag behind die recorded instances on site. Volunteer collect the latest numbers directly from die health authorities, bring them together, and check them. While ns RKI spoke of a great 27,000 confirmed situations nationwide on Tuesday morning, the crowdsourcing project currently had approximately 32,000 cases hinweisen this point.

Mehr sehen: Pete On Tour Mallorca - Private Tour: Palma De Mallorca Old Town

Only 51 out of 300 cases known to the RKI

If freundin compare - city by city, district von district - the charme of the project with that von the RKI, the becomes clear that die number von cases of individual health authorities an North Rhine-Westphalia zu sein lagging behind in the RKI collection. Bei some cases, there ist even ns question des whether die reporting chain zu sein not only very slow, but simply take it off.There are jetzt well end 300 shown cases an the Rhein-Sieg district, und only 51 an the RKI statistics. Follow to ns dashboard, tonnage Friday was die reporting date weil das the many recent case. However, the nrw Ministry of Health spoke more than a week ago of over 70 infected people in the Rhein-Sieg district. Wie asked über SPIEGEL, the district office there referred to die usual delay an reporting. Technical troubles are not known there.

The nrw Ministry des Health declared that, in contrast to die RKI, it not only included die figures from ns responsible state authority an its statistics, but so reports from local authorities and from situation teams. "As a result, the dünn status von the ministry may be closer to the municipal data status than zu sein the case with die RKI," the says. It zu sein unclear whether this alone explains the difference von 249 cases.In other places, too, there space strikingly large differences betwee the figures from the RKI statistics and the self-reports on site. Follow to ns RKI, there room eleven cases in Bielefeld, and the wellness office has confirmed nearly 100 cases über Monday. In the Rhein-Erft district, ns authorities speak von around 200 infected people, but ns RKI dashboard at this time only mentions 63.In total, around a quarter des approximately 400 German cities and districts in the mandico.net and CEDIM dünn sets show values the are punkt least 25 percent greater than in the RKI statistics.

Data transmission über fax

At die request of SPIEGEL, the city of Bielefeld merely educated that die reporting route zum the dünn followed a addressed pattern. This means that epidemic numbers arrive so late at die RKI. The charme is generated in test laboratories. They room legally obliged zu report corona cases to ns local health authorities, i.e. The city or counties, in ~ 24 hours.

This is usually done by fax, a spokesman zum the Ministry von Health in Baden-Württemberg stated on request. Ns employees of the health authorities in the cities und counties then checked die cases und recorded them manually an a digital reporting system that transmits the dünn to the zustand authorities. Castle import the case numbers into a database and transmit lock to die RKI every day at 3 p.m.

This kann happen within a day if ns laboratory reports die case very early. However, the laboratory only manages to report a registered case after almost 24 hours, und if the case is returned kommen sie the city or district health office for another day, three days pass before it kann sein be found bei the RKI report system. In the RKI statistics, it only shows up with a delay of four days.

The an ext cases bei a region, ns higher the risk of outdated data

The threat that ns RKI möchte only find out around newly infected people after plenty of days increases as die number des cases increases. "The existing high workload of the local wellness authorities kann sein lead to a delay in data entry und the submission des cases, particularly zum health authorities with big numbers of cases," said ns Ministry of Health in Baden-Württemberg. Ns weekend problem is deshalb known in Baden-Württemberg. "Experience mirrors that the increases hinweisen weekends are lower due to die reporting chain than during die week, since notfall all health authorities kann sein guarantee full technical charme entry," stated a spokeswoman for the zustand Health Office bei Stuttgart.

Apart from ns delay an reporting to ns RKI, there schutz been criticisms of the data base of the corona pandemic zum several weeks. TheGerman Network for Evidence-based Medicine and the Institute for the world Economy (IfW)are calling weil das the number of corona infected people to be examined in a representative population sample. This ist the just way to record how countless people in the general population are infected and how quickly this worth increases. The data basis must it is in improved, since it ist the base for the measures that are at this time being taken."We kann only carry out the data that zu sein transmitted kommen sie us," says susanne Glasmacher, spokeswoman zum the RKI. The corona pandemic is not just a challenge weil das the health and wellness system, but deshalb for bureaucracy.

Original geldspiegel article by Julia Merlot and Marcel Pauly, translated über Bijan Khazai.

T-online jetzt using mandico.net’s dünn feed to report die spread von Coronavirus bei Germany’s districts


t-online.de is now publishing die current situation on corona infections von districts in in interactive map making use of a säule feed from mandico.net which updates the data several mal a day together newer charme becomes obtainable from ns authorities. Die updating ist supported v crowdsourcing support von digital volunteers führen zu by mandico.net.

Mehr sehen: Wer Wird König Wenn Die Queen Stirbt ? Grossbritannien

See theOriginal short article published in T-onlineby Larua Stressing and Lars Wienand, translated von Bijan Khazai.