If the symptoms are left untreated, coronavirus can deteriorate into full-blown pneumonia, kidney failure and death.
Dr Parker said: “In isolation, the daily headlines can be difficult to interpret, offering a static snapshot of a moving target.
“It is hard, for instance, to tell if the situation is getting better or worse, and to what extent control efforts are having any effect.
“To provide a clearer picture of this evolving story, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, we have developed a new outbreak mapping tool.”
The coronavirus tracker is updated daily with figures pulled straight from the World Health Organization (WHO).