Microsoft’s Bing has now added new features to their online Bing COVID-19 Tracker. Available in 9 different languages so people across India can access it, the Bing Online COVID-19 tracker is also integrated with updates like a bot for self-assessment of users, and a dedicated hub for telemedicine support from some leading healthcare service providers. All of this is available through the Bing app which is freely downloadable on iOS and Android.
Firstly, the Bing COVID-19 tracker not only offers statistics about the affected cases on a global and national scale but particularly for India and some other countries, it also breaks the numbers down to state, district and city level, at least those districts and cities that are majorly affected as of now. Users can get statistics on the number of people infected, recovered and those who died battling the virus.
More importantly, Bing’s online tracker supports languages like Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam and Marathi, which can be accessed through a simple drop-down menu on the top right of the screen. This is helpful for locals to stay updated with real-time data and not have a heavy reliance on news outlets.
Bing’s COVID-19 Online Tracker also has a Telemedicine support hub where users can get online consultations from leading credible healthcare service providers such as Practo, 1mg, Mfine, Apollo Hospitals and more. Government helpline and toll free numbers are also available on that page.
Fairly similar to Aarogya Setu’s self-assessment bot, the tracker also has an AI-powered Apollo Hospitals bot that enables users to perform a self-assessment of symptoms and their risk of contracting COVID-19. It’s available in 4 different languages. The web version is also available here. It’s advisable to have this tool downloaded in such uncertain times. In the meantime, we hope everyone continues following the social-distancing norms and are safe.