R Interface to COVID-19 Data Hub

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Quickstart

# install the package
install.packages("COVID19")

# load the package
library("COVID19")

Download the data

See the full documentation by typing ?covid19

# Worldwide data by country
x <- covid19()

# Worldwide data by state
x <- covid19(level = 2)

# Specific country data by city
x <- covid19(c("Italy","US"), level = 3)

Merge with World Bank Open Data

The dataset can be extended with World Bank Open Data via the argument wb, a character vector of indicator codes. The codes can be found by inspecting the corresponding URL. For example, the code of the GDP indicator available at https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.MKTP.CD is NY.GDP.MKTP.CD.

wb <- c("gdp" = "NY.GDP.MKTP.CD", "hosp_beds" = "SH.MED.BEDS.ZS")
x  <- covid19(wb = wb)

Merge with Google Mobility Reports

The dataset can be extended with Google Mobility Reports via the argument gmr, the url to the Google CSV file. At the time of writing, the CSV is available at:

gmr <- "https://www.gstatic.com/covid19/mobility/Global_Mobility_Report.csv"
x   <- covid19(gmr = gmr)

Merge with Apple Mobility Reports

The dataset can be extended with Apple Mobility Reports via the argument amr, the url to the Apple CSV file. At the time of writing, the CSV is available at:

amr <- "https://covid19-static.cdn-apple.com/covid19-mobility-data/"
amr <- paste0(amr, "2015HotfixDev10/v3/en-us/applemobilitytrends-2020-08-24.csv")
x   <- covid19(amr = amr)

Data sources

Data sources are stored in the src attribute.

s <- covid19cite(x)
View(s)