We regularly update the tracker in response to feedback. Recent changes are noted below:
14 September 2020
· The unit of reporting has changed from “New daily cases per million of population, 7 day rolling average” to “New daily cases per 100,000 of population, 7 day rolling average”.
· We added numbered event markers to the chart in order to give a clearer sense of key events in each country. The table to the right of the chart shows the number of new daily cases for each event, and the infection trend on that date.
· We also added the total number of enrolled students in each country. This is the sum of the most recently available national enrolment figures at pre-primary, primary, secondary, tertiary levels as reported in the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Database.
· A new “Graph scale” option has been added next to the country pull down list. If you’re viewing multiple countries and want to compare infection rates always using the same Y-axis scale, then choose a value from this list. The default of ‘Auto’ will automatically recalculate the optimum scale to fit the graph each time you choose a new country.
· We enhanced the tracker design including background shading and a reorganisation of data into a clearer format, withicons to summarise key policy features. It should also look much better on phones, tablets and if you print a page.
31 August 2020
· We added planned vacations to the tracker using new data from UNESCO. Planned academic breaks of at least four weeks are shown.