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Announcing Free COVID-19 Stats & News API powering Our Interactive Map

TL;DR

Our free COVID-19 Stats and New API lets you send a web-based query to Smartable AI and get back details about global and regional coronavirus data, including latest numbers, historic values, and geo-breakdowns. It is the same API that powers our popular COVID-19 stats pages. Developers can take the returned information and display it in their own tools, apps and visualizations. Different from other coronavirus data sources that produce breaking changes from time to time, our API strives to be stable, detailed and close to real-time, by leveraging AI to gather information from many credible sources. With a few clicks in our API try-it experience, developers can get it running quickly and unleash their creativity.

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Our Mission

We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic”

– WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

In Smartable AI, our mission is to use AI to help you be smart in this infodemic world. Information is exploded, and mis-information has impacted the decisions of governments, businesses, and citizens around the world, as well as individuals’ lives. In 2018, The World Economic Forum identified it as one of the top 10 global risks. In a recent study, the economic impact has been estimated to be upwards of 80-100 Billion Dollars. Everything we do is focused on fighting misinformation, curating quality content, putting information in order and leveraging technology to bring clean, organized information through our APIs. Everyone wins when they can make sense of the world around them. 

Our Free API

The coronavirus stats and news API offers the latest and historic COVID-19 stats and news information per country or state. The stats are refreshed every hour using credible data sources, including the country/state’s official government websites, data available on wikipedia pages, latest news reports, Johns Hopkins University CSSE 2019-nCoV DashboardWHO Situation ReportsCDC Situation Updates, and DXY.cn.

The API takes the location ISO code as input (e.g. US, US-MA), and returns the latest numbers (confirmed, deaths, recovered), the delta from yesterday, the full history in that location, and geo-breakdown when applicable.  We offer detailed API documentation, a try-it experience, and code examples in many different programming languages.

API Documentation

We want it to be a collaborative effort.  If you have any additional requirements for the API or observe anything wrong with the data, we welcome you to report issues in our GitHub account.  The team will jump in right away.  All our team members are ex-Microsoft employees, so you can trust the quality of support, I guess 🙂

Our Example Apps powered by the API

We have developed two example apps by using the API.

COVID-19 Live Stats

Shipped!

COVID-19 Live Stats+News

Offers interactive stats+news per country/state, powered by our API.

COVID-19 Android app

Shipped!

COVID-19 Android app

Offers a pro app of all things COVID-19, powered by our API.

These apps are currently not open-sourced, but if there are enough people shouting for their source code, we may consider it in the future.

Our Next API

We are researching and developing a COVID-19 Fact Check API to fight mis-information. The API will offer 0-100 Likelihood that a given headline about COVID-19 is false.  If you are interested in learning about the API, please sign up our Smartable AI updates on our homepage.

 

About the Smartable AI team

Smartable AI is a bold and ambitious team of ex-Microsofts that is setting out to change the way that information is consumed and managed. We are makers of APIs that use machine learning and open source software  and embrace a culture of collaboration, fast learning and shipping often. We speak developer’s language while also welcoming other voices from other disciplines to work with us. 

If you have any questions, you can reach out to us on facebook, twitter or contact us.

14 replies on “Announcing Free COVID-19 Stats & News API powering Our Interactive Map”

Thanks for this wonderful API. Keep up the good work. A question though, what is the time zone used in this API?

Is there a limit to the number of calls that can be made? I have a dashboard that is making 8 calls per hour and it is now being blocked.

Hi Jack,
Someone abused the API and made millions of calls in a single day. I have to restrict the call volume before the end of this month, otherwise, it will exceed my monthly budget.

Here is the current rate limit of the API:
Subscribers will be able to run 5 calls/minute up to a maximum of 200 calls/week.

I can raise the limit a little bit. Please let me know a reasonable number.

Thanks
Scott

If possible, I also recommend you to cache the api response in your dashboard. I refresh the data once an hour, so you can set your cache expiry to be an hour. To avoids unnecessary calls to the API.

Great Work Team. Really good initiative to fight fake news. Loads of love!

I use this API in https://innovateindia.info/

I have somehow reached 200+ active monthly users and the API started giving me an out of volume error.

Is there a way you can extend the number of calls for a specific API key? If yes, it would be awesome. Else, could you please suggest me an alternative.

Hi Manu
Thank you for the feedback. I can raise the API limit by end of this week (4/26). Someone abused the API call this month, so I had to lower the api call rate before my monthly budget runs out.
You may also consider caching the api response in your client. Our data is refreshed once per hour, so it’s safe for you to set the cache expiry to be one hour, and save some API calls.

Hello I’m trying to find the global summary of total Contagious, total deaths and total recovered. I want to know how to fetch that using:
https://api.smartable.ai/coronavirus/stats/:location
But so far I can’t find the documentation for the labels. I don’t know if location should be replaced by “global”, “globe” or another label.
Can you refer me to the documentation or tell me which would the the correct label for fetching global data? Thanks!

A question about newCases, newDeaths and newRecovered, is it for last 24 hours? Because this data is vastly different than what Worldometer shows.

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