Risklayer is collaborating with Tagesspiegel Innovation Lab to crowdsource data on the spread of the Corona Virus.

The Coronavirus data often arrives late to the public: first the infection comes, then symptoms show up in the affected population, then some are tested, and finally the number of infection cases are reported. And only then does the slow reporting begin in Germany: from districts (Landkreise) to federal states, total numbers of people infected across the country can be tallied up.

To make this all go faster, the Tagesspiegel Innovation Lab is collaborating with Risklayer to report the number of infected persons using the swarm intelligence of volunteers from all over Germany. Under the leadership of Risklayer and the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), the reports are collected directly from about 400 individual websites of the district offices and verified several times a day. This shows that the number of people infected with SARS-CoV-2 is already far higher than reported by the federal states.

Excerpts of the original article in the Tagesspiegel translated by Bijan Khazai in English