Innovation Snapshot
Innovator:COVID-19 Tracker
Location:Calgary, Alberta

COVID-19 Surveillance Tracking

The COVID-19 Tracker offers real-time, detailed and interactive visualizations that have the potential to shape crucial decision-making and inform Albertans and Canadians of the current pandemic.

Collaborators in the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) and W21C Research and Innovation Centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary address a pressing need for information regarding the pandemic spread by quickly developing a surveillance dashboard to educate the public and answer critical questions posed by local and national governments.

The COVID-19 Tracker is a single site that visualizes real-time data, along with policy interventions from various countries, via user-friendly graphs. It has options to reveal more detailed information on the impact of the virus.

The interactive features allow the user to customize the figures by jurisdiction, country/region and the type of data shown. Data is displayed at the national and provincial level, as well as by health regions.

The current COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving and therefore the Tracker is considered a work in progress. The goal of the CHI team has been to help all Albertans and Canadians stay informed on the current COVID-19 situation with the best data available.

To view the Tracker and for more information, visit