Coronavirus is a global pandemic. Here's what that looks like in augmented reality.

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Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a few months ago in Wuhan, China, the illness has spread globally, with the number of those impacted increasing daily. To see how pervasive COVID-19 has become — more than 171 countries currently have at least one positive patient — we are tracking active cases on a 3D map based on data gathered by Johns Hopkins University.

The 3D map can be viewed on both desktop and mobile.

For desktop:

  • Click on “View in 3D” below

  • Use your mouse to zoom and rotate the object

For mobile (optimal experience):

  • Click on “View in 3D” below

  • Tap on the camera icon in the upper right hand corner of the browser

  • Press “allow” (this prompt should come up multiple times)

  • Place the object in your space, use your fingers to resize and rotate in augmented reality

  • To take a photo of what you’re seeing, tap on the screen and a camera icon will appear

Scan this QR code with your phone in order to launch the coronavirus globe experience in augmented reality.
Scan this QR code with your phone in order to launch the coronavirus globe experience in augmented reality.

For the latest coronavirus news and updates, follow along at https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus. According to experts, people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised continue to be the most at risk. If you have questions, please reference the CDC and WHO’s resource guides.