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This is the reason why you can no longer find the layer on COVID-19 in your Google Maps, and that previously served as a guide for cases in our area.

Google Maps is the most used navigation app on devices iPhone and also Android, and with it millions of people around the world can reach all their destinations more easily, but the maps offered by the application are also really valuable thanks to their different layers.

And due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those from Mountain View decided to add a new layer on this disease in Google Maps to mark the areas with a greater increase in cases in recent days, a layer that we have been able to consult in the apps for both iPhone and Android as a guide.

Well, you may not have noticed, but this layer that showed the trends of COVID-19 worldwide has quietly disappeared, although it is true that Google already confirmed it a few weeks ago in a brief paragraph in the help of the application.

This layer pulled a seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in specific areas to show where the virus was spreading the fastest, present in all countries that support Google Maps.

Nevertheless, as of September 2022 Google removed this layer without any prominent ads basically because of declining usage as the main reason for removal.

What Google said about removing the layer

We launched the COVID-19 layer in 2020 to help people understand the trend of COVID cases in an area. Since then, as people around the world have gained greater access to COVID-19 vaccines, tests and other resources, their information needs have also evolved.”, they pointed out.

As a result of decreased usage, the COVID-19 layer is no longer available on Google Maps for mobile and web as of September 2022”, they concluded.

While you probably weren’t using it lately, it’s true that most countries are no longer providing full unofficial age-specific data on infections, so this layer was less and less accurate.


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Tarun Kumar

Tarun Kumar has worked in the News sector for 05 years and is currently the Owner and Editor of Then24. He reside in Delhi, India with his Family.

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