Share: Home Assistant Coronavirus Tracker COVID-19 Integration
In this tutorial, I will show you how to integrate the John Hopkins Coronavirus stats and tracking into Home Assistant, so you can save yourself some time and not have to check the news every minute.
Home Assistant has added this integration in the last few updates. It proves how relevant they are to what’s happening in our world. No other smart home tech company could act this quickly so cheers to Home Assistant.
This integration allows you to choose which country you want to track as well.
Home Assistant Coronavirus Tracker COVID-19 Integration
The Coronavirus integration tracks the number of people that are confirmed with, recovered from, and deceased caused by the virus in your country, or worldwide.
The data is sourced from the Johns Hopkins University who has put together an incredible dashboard with a map showing where it is in the world. It is definitely worth checking out. View it here.
The data from John Hopkins is sourced from WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC, and DXY and is updated daily until 4 pm.
How to add the Coronavirus Tracker COVID-19 Integration
- Login to your Home Assistant Dashboard
- Click Configuration on the bottom left
- Click Integrations
- Click the orange (+) on the bottom right
- Select Coronavirus
- Select a Country. (Keep in mind that you can select one and then start over and select another)
View the information:
- Goto Overview and click the orange (+) button
- You can add this as an Entities or a History Graph – In the video, I did both because I like to see the change over time.
- You should end up with something like this below or similar. (With different numbers of course)
I would love to know if this was helpful in any way. Please leave a comment on YouTube, below and give it a thumbs up! Thank you so much for checking out this tutorial and let me know if you have questions!