Google Trends reveals what people have been searching for amid the coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus is unsurprisingly among the top searches on Google right now. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, here’s what most of us have been searching for in the last 24 hours on Google.

Tiger with coronavirus

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A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in the first known case of a human infecting an animal.

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This news sparked global interest and therefore, was the most searched on Google in the past day.

Queen Elizabeth speech 1940

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The British monarch officially broke her silence on the ongoing coronavirus crisis in a rare television address to the public for the first time in nearly 20 years.

During her speech, which was previously-recorded at Windsor Castle, the Queen highlighted the specific challenges the UK is facing during the pandemic.

Many were quick to point out that the speech invoked the spirit of World War Two in an extremely rare broadcast to the nation hence the unprecedented increase in search for the Queen’s speech of 1940.

Boris Johnson

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated for worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, with his foreign minister deputizing for him as the nation tackles the COVID-19 crisis.

The 55-year-old was moved to intensive care recently as his symptoms worsened.

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In the past day, these were the global trending questions:

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Google searches for good news have also seen an unprecedented high in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Search volume data from Ahrefs.com suggests that searches for “good news” were reaching average volumes of roughly 78,000 searches per month as of December 2019, so we can assume that the real numbers currently could be nearing more than half a million searches per month.

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