Seattle: The coronavirus capital
The New York Times recently called Seattle America’s Coronavirus Capital. Being a resident of downtown Seattle, I get to experience these changes first hand. This blog post is an attempt to gather news from various sources and compile it into an infographic that evolves over the next few weeks.
Number of cases in Seattle
Data gathered from King County’s health web site
Number of cases worldwide
These statistics were collected from WHO situation reports.
Work from home
Several companies have asked employees to work from home. This chart shows what percentage of the year they’re working from home.
S&P 500 closing price
About eighty percent of the US GDP comes from the service sector. With almost everyone staying at home, a lot of these services are no longer needed. This is likely the first time this has happened at such scale.
Stock market volatility index
The CBOE VIX captures the moves of trades happening on a given day. A high volatility implies larger moves in stock prices being traded.
Downtown Seattle is usually packed with cars on weekdays at 8 AM with everyone trying to get to Amazon HQ. This chart tries to capture traffic around that time every day.