Corona Virus and Google Trends


The coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan, China has created massive threat across thee globe as many industires worldwide feel the impact.

Update as of 11th March 2020

On December 31 last year, China alerted WHO to several cases of unusual pneumonia in Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people in the central Hubei province. The virus was unknown.

Several of those infected worked at the city’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, which was shut down on January 1.

As health experts worked to identify the virus amid growing alarm, the number of infections exceeded 40.

Google Trends shows a spike, after the January 20, China reported a third death and more than 200 infections, with cases also reported outside Hubei province including in the capital Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

And the drop is after the February 11,¬†the WHO announced that the new coronavirus would be called “COVID-19“.

Again the sudden spike after,

February 22, South Korea saw its largest spike in a single day with 229 new cases of the virus.

Italy reported its first two deaths, while Iran confirmed a fifth death among 10 new infections. A sixth death was later confirmed, though it was not clear whether this case was included in the country’s 28 confirmed cases.

In mainland China, the number of new infections fell significantly with 397 cases reported.