Teen creates real-time COVID-19 tracking website that millions of people are using

Number of illnesses updated every 10 minutes

A new COVID-19 monitoring website is getting a lot of attention. Seventeen-year-old Avi Schiffmann created the site to pull data from around the world, essentially giving you real-time updates on the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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A new COVID-19 monitoring website is getting a lot of attention. 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann created the site to pull data from around the world, essentially giving you real-time updates on the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) around the world.

Before you even heard of COVID-19, Avi Schiffmann was tracking it.

The Washington State high school student wrote code that updates the number of people affected by the illness every 10 minutes. Schiffmann collects and then cross-references data from the health departments, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Schiffman has been tracking the virus since it first spread, telling TODAY Parents that he’s been monitoring COVID-19 since December and that the site has had more than three million unique visitors.