The new update will make users aware of how the virus is progressing in different locations so they can plan ahead before traveling. There will be the option to add a layer called "COVID-19 info," which shows the amount of new cases per 100,000 people. It will detail the areas where infections are rising or declining via a color-coded system. Google has used "multiple authoritative sources," including 'The New York Times,' to source the relevant data, which is available for the 220 countries supported on the app.
Sometimes technology terrifies me, but this is actually going to be a super useful tool in keep us safe and healthy!