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Behind the scenes: a makeover for the dashboard

With the coronavirus dashboard we aim to give everyone in the Netherlands the latest, most reliable information on how the coronavirus situation is developing. ‘We’ refers to a team of data specialists, designers, programmers, policy officers and communications advisers. We’d like to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what we’re working on.

Someone is looking at the renewed dashboard on their tablet.

The coronavirus dashboard was set up in June 2020. Since then, we have regularly added new subjects, figures and graphs, and improved the designs.

Today, 28 January 2021, we’re going a step further. We’ve given the dashboard’s homepage a complete makeover. With a clear design and a different layout, the dashboard will be more accessible to the public. And we’re focusing on the statistics that many people find important.

We also post articles explaining the figures and graphs. What do terms like ‘support’ for and ‘compliance’ with measures mean? How are mutations in the virus visible in the figures? One article is about ‘excess deaths’. Prior to the pandemic few people had ever heard of this term. Now it’s used regularly on the news and on the dashboard. We’re happy to explain what it means!

Coronavirus dashboard team