Webscraping

Scraping Austrian COVID19 Data with R

The Austrian government has made it very hard to obtain COVID19 data that can be compared over time. Initially the health ministry started with a website where the total number of cases and deaths were hand-edited into an html file two times a day. Later some regions were added. Some regions themselves started to independently report the number of positive tests for their districts (Bezirke), others explicitly refused to do this.