Corona Virus Breakout | Microsoft Power BI + Github Dataset
What is Corona Virus?
Corona Virus ( COVID-19) is a severe acute respiratory syndrome disease caused by the SARS-COV-2 Virus. It is first identified in Wuhan Province China in December 2019.
WHO has declared it pandemic on 11 March 2019 as it is believed to spread in 115 Countries across the Globe. As per John Hopkins University Dataset, 3M people have been confirmed effected by Corona Virus, 92k has been dead due to this deadly disease and 1 Million have been recovered.
Currently WHO has identified Europe as the epicenter of this disease as a large number of people are getting infected day by day.
Most popular Country effected by Corona Virus is Mainland China, US, India, Italy, South Korea, Iran, and Spain.
Corona Virus symptoms
Corona Virus spreads similar to Influenza and its symptoms are also similar to it. Fever, Dry Coughing, Shortness of Breath.
At Present, No Vaccine has been found for Corona Virus. It is believed that the Corona Virus spreads in Colder Environment and cannot withstand hot Climate.
Precautions from Corona Virus
Corona Virus spreads in dirty moisture places as at those places have lower temperature and moisture which is required for its growth.
Like all Viruses, Corona Virus also needs a medium for its propagation. Viruses are idle at outside places and act as parasites when they are inside the human a body so we have to prevent ourselves from infected people by avoiding touch and using Namaskar for Salutation, maintain a distance of 1 meter from people, Avoid Public Gathering, Keeping your surroundings clean.
Prevention from Corona Virus is essential at the point of time. Good Hygiene Practice such as Washing your Hand frequently, Covering your mouth with a tissue while coughing or sneezing can only prevent people from this disease.
Many people around the world have been recovered and also the mortality rate of this disease is only 3.4 % so people with a strong immune system can overcome but old people, pregnant women and children need to take extra care.
Corona Virus Report – Microsoft Power BI
How to Import Corona Virus Dataset provided by John Hopkins University at Git Hub?
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, US has provided dataset which includes confirmed cases, Deaths, and Recovered cases captured all over the World.
Dataset is available at the link here.
Data from these CSV files can be imported into Microsoft Power BI using Web Connector available in Microsoft Power BI Desktop.
The next step is to use a web URL used to connect to GitHub and import the data from the CSV file.
Most important is to use the correct URL so that you can get data from CSV. Kindly your below the link to access the dataset.
To access Confirmed cases file, Please use below link-
To access deaths cases file. Please use below link –
To access recovered cases, Please use below link-
Transform COVID 19 GitHub Data Set in Power Query
Step 1: Open the Advanced Editor, Remove Columns=XX in the Path link after Delimiter option. After removing the Advance editor Code will look like this.
Step 2: Click on the option in Ribbon “Promote First Row as Header”
Earlier – All the Header elements were placed in the first Row of the Table. So it was essential to click on the option Promote First Row to Header.
Step 3 – As you can see that Dates are placed as the header in the table but we have to bring dates in a single Column and also confirmed cases value in the single column.
In order to achieve this, we have to select all the columns except the date column and select the “Unpivot others column” in the right-click menu.
Step 4- Change the Attribute column name to Date and change its data type. Also, change the column name value to Confirmed.
Do the same steps for the other two Queries. Your Screen will look like this-
Prepare the Data Model for COVID 19 GitHub Dataset using Power BI -DAX
Step 1- Prepare a Date Table using DAX. Go to the Modelling Tab and click on the New Table option in the Ribbon.
Now you will get the screen to type your DAX Query. Copy the below code and paste it to prepare the Date Table using DAX
Date Dimention =
CALENDAR ( DATE ( 2020, 1, 22 ), DATE ( 2022, 12, 31 ) ),
VAR currentDay = [Date]
VAR day =
DAY ( currentDay )
VAR month =
MONTH ( currentDay )
VAR year =
YEAR ( currentDay )
ROW ( “day”, day, “month”, month, “year”, year )
Step 2 – Create a Calculated Column which is a combination of Country and State. Use the below DAX Code
( Confirmed[Province/State] ),
COMBINEVALUES ( “/”, Confirmed[Country/Region],
Confirmed[Province/State] ) )
Later, You can go to the modeling tab and click on New Table and type the below code for a new table with Country/State Column which will help us to filter all the table Country Wise.
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