Coronavirus COVID-19 Watch WordPress plugin

M Media has created a WordPress plugin based on the Coronavirus COVID-19 API we built, now used over 1 million times.

This plugin gets live data with total cases around the world including United States, and shows it on your WordPress admin dashboard. It also adds a helpful link in the top toolbar to quickly get more info. It adds a widget that you can add to your footers or menus.

See more examples.

There’s a shortcode you can use in your posts to always reference the most up to date number of confirmed cases. Use the shortcode [covid-watch] in your code to output the current number of cases. You can pass a country and status, like [covid-watch country="France" status="confirmed"] or [covid-watch country="US" status="deaths"] to get results only from that country.

This plugin uses data from Johns Hopkins University and ARCGIS, provided via our API.

You can add the plugin to your website by going to Plugins > Add New, and searching for “Coronavirus COVID-19 Watch” plugin by M Media.

Install the plugin

Time needed: 1 minute

Installing Coronavirus COVID-19 Watch is very easy.

  1. On the admin section of your WordPress website, go to Plugins

  2. Click on “Add New”

  3. Search and install “Coronavirus COVID-19 Watch”

    Look for the plugin with this icon and install it.

  4. Activate the plugin

    You’re ready to go! If you want, there are further settings available in “Settings” -> “Reading” under the “COVID-19 Watch” section.

Common questions

How much does this plugin cost?

The plugin is free for everyone to use.

Can I show cases from specific countries only, for example only United States?

Yes, you can pass the “country” attribute in the shortcode to filter by country.


Find our plugin on the WordPress.org website right here.


Data for a single country

Confirmed cases in France: Country ‘France’ is invalid.

Deaths in the US: Country ‘US’ is invalid.

Global recovered cases: Country ‘Global’ is invalid.

Confirmed cases in France: [covid-watch country="France"]

Deaths in the US: [covid-watch country="US" status="deaths"]

Global recovered cases: [covid-watch status="recovered"]


[covid-live-map height="250px" sort="confirmed"]

Live data by country

CountryConfirmed casesDeaths
API providerM Media
[covid-watch country="All" sort="confirmed" limit="3"]

Historical data

Country ‘Global’ or status is invalid.
[covid-history country="Global" limit="3"]

Vaccine data

Global vaccines administered: Country ‘Global’ is invalid.

Global vaccines administered: [covid-vaccines country="Global"]

Vaccination shortcode behaves similarly to the cases shortcode. You can pass a country and a status if you’d like, or you can generate a table of all countries. Available status attributes are administered, people_vaccinated, people_partially_vaccinated. The default is administered.

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