Providing early indication of regional anomalies in COVID19 case counts in England using search engine queries

Observed Personal Data Observed Non-Personal Data Health


Researchers with Microsoft Research, University College London, and Public Health England analyzed searches on Bing in England to identify possible cases of influenza-like illnesses like COVID-19. The researchers looked at the number of searches for “fever,” “cough,” and similar terms and found that areas with the highest rates of searches correlated with future cases of COVID-19. The researchers argue this information could be used to strategize and better plan responses to COVID-19.

Region: Europe and Central Asia

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