The covid19italy R package provides a tidy format dataset of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) pandemic outbreak in Italy. The package includes the following three datasets:

  • italy_total - daily summary of the outbreak on the national level
  • italy_region - daily summary of the outbreak on the region level
  • italy_province - daily summary of the outbreak on the province level

More information about the package datasets available here, and supporting dashboard available here.

Data source: Italy Department of Civil Protection

Installation

You can install the released version of covid19italy from CRAN with:

install.packages("covid19italy")

Or, install the most recent version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("RamiKrispin/covid19Italy")

Data refresh

While the covid19italy CRAN version is updated every month or two, the Github (Dev) version is updated on a daily bases. The update_data function enables to overcome this gap and keep the installed version with the most recent data available on the Github version:

library(covid19italy)

update_data()

Note: must restart the R session to have the updates available

Usage

data(italy_total)

head(italy_total)
#>         date hospitalized_with_symptoms intensive_care total_hospitalized
#> 1 2020-02-24                        101             26                127
#> 2 2020-02-25                        114             35                150
#> 3 2020-02-26                        128             36                164
#> 4 2020-02-27                        248             56                304
#> 5 2020-02-28                        345             64                409
#> 6 2020-02-29                        401            105                506
#>   home_confinement cumulative_positive_cases daily_positive_cases recovered
#> 1               94                       221                    0         1
#> 2              162                       311                   90         1
#> 3              221                       385                   74         3
#> 4              284                       588                  203        45
#> 5              412                       821                  233        46
#> 6              543                      1049                  228        50
#>   death positive_clinical_activity positive_surveys_tests cumulative_cases
#> 1     7                         NA                     NA              229
#> 2    10                         NA                     NA              322
#> 3    12                         NA                     NA              400
#> 4    17                         NA                     NA              650
#> 5    21                         NA                     NA              888
#> 6    29                         NA                     NA             1128
#>   total_tests total_people_tested
#> 1        4324                  NA
#> 2        8623                  NA
#> 3        9587                  NA
#> 4       12014                  NA
#> 5       15695                  NA
#> 6       18661                  NA

Plotting the active cases distribution

library(plotly)

plot_ly(data = italy_total,
        x = ~ date,
        y = ~home_confinement,
        name = 'Home Confinement',
        fillcolor = '#FDBBBC',
        type = 'scatter',
        mode = 'none',
        stackgroup = 'one') %>%
  add_trace( y = ~ hospitalized_with_symptoms,
             name = "Hospitalized with Symptoms",
             fillcolor = '#E41317') %>%
  add_trace(y = ~intensive_care,
                name = 'Intensive Care',
                fillcolor = '#9E0003') %>%
  layout(title = "Italy - Distribution of Active Covid19 Cases",
         legend = list(x = 0.8, y = 0.9),
         yaxis = list(title = "Number of Cases"),
         xaxis = list(title = "Source: Italy Department of Civil Protection"))

Plotting the daily cases distribution

plot_ly(data = italy_total,
        x = ~ date,
        y = ~ cumulative_positive_cases,
        name = 'Active',
        fillcolor = '#1f77b4',
        type = 'scatter',
        mode = 'none',
        stackgroup = 'one') %>%
  add_trace( y = ~ death,
             name = "Death",
             fillcolor = '#E41317') %>%
  add_trace(y = ~recovered,
            name = 'Recovered',
            fillcolor = 'forestgreen') %>%
  layout(title = "Italy - Distribution of Covid19 Cases",
         legend = list(x = 0.1, y = 0.9),
         yaxis = list(title = "Number of Cases"),
         xaxis = list(title = "Source: Italy Department of Civil Protection"))

Cases distribution by region

italy_region %>%
  filter(date == max(date)) %>%
  select(region_name, cumulative_positive_cases, recovered, death, cumulative_cases) %>%
  arrange(-cumulative_cases) %>%
  mutate(region = factor(region_name, levels = region_name)) %>%
  plot_ly(y = ~ region,
          x = ~ cumulative_positive_cases,
          orientation = 'h',
          text =  ~ cumulative_positive_cases,
          textposition = 'auto',
          type = "bar",
          name = "Active",
          marker = list(color = "#1f77b4")) %>%
  add_trace(x = ~ recovered,
            text =  ~ recovered,
            textposition = 'auto',
            name = "Recovered",
            marker = list(color = "forestgreen")) %>%
  add_trace(x = ~ death,
            text =  ~ death,
            textposition = 'auto',
            name = "Death",
            marker = list(color = "red")) %>%
  layout(title = "Cases Distribution by Region",
         barmode = 'stack',
         yaxis = list(title = "Region"),
         xaxis = list(title = "Number of Cases"),
         hovermode = "compare",
         legend = list(x = 0.65, y = 0.9),
         margin =  list(
           l = 20,
           r = 10,
           b = 10,
           t = 30,
           pad = 2
         ))

Cases distribution by province for Lombardia region

italy_province %>%
  filter(date == max(date), region_name == "Lombardia") %>%
  plot_ly(labels = ~province_name, values = ~total_cases,
                  textinfo="label+percent",
                  type = 'pie') %>%
  layout(title = "Lombardia - Cases Distribution by Province") %>%
  hide_legend()

Supporting Dashboard

A supporting dashboard for the covid19italy datasets available here.