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CORONAVIRUS: Fever Map Suggests Trouble Ahead For Palm Beach County

Kinsa map Palm Beach County
Kinsa map Palm Beach County
This is the fever map of Palm Beach County as of 7:45 a.m. March 20, 2020. The map uses data supplied by the Kinsa thermometer.
kinsa thermoeter
The Kinsa Thermometer.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — The fever tracking map by Kinsa is getting a lot of attention. Kinsa is the maker of the thermometer you see in this article. It’s a $20 device that sends data into a central hub that generates a fever map — a map of the United States showing clusters of folks with fevers. Kinsa works with Oregon State University. It’s a modern, nearly real-time way to get a handle on the flu.

But the Kinsa map is also being used to determine where Coronavirus may be spreading, and the news is not good for Palm Beach County.

The data suggests that for this time of year, there’s an abnormal number of people with fevers in the area — 2.79 percent higher than expected.

A look at the national map suggests Florida is reporting more fevers than any other state.

The national Kinsa fever map as of 7:45 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020.

One reason: folks in Florida may like electronic gadgets more than others — the map only works if people have the device. But if one assumes that there are a relatively even number of Kinsa thermometers in use nationwide, the map suggests there are lots of folks with fevers right now in our area.

You can view the Kinsa map in real time here. We don’t make money from this link but here’s the Kinsa thermometer, of at all places, CVS. Incredibly, it’s one of the few items you can not buy from Amazon.



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