IIT Guwahati, Duke-NUS use data science to assess Covid-19 impact in India

The study is based on rise in active cases in recent times, along with the daily infection-rate (DIR) values for each state

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Despite the nation-wide lockdown, the report has argued that people are still out of home for essential businesses, which can contribute to the spreading of the virus

Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, and the Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore have carried out data-driven assessment of the Covid-19 situation in India.

The joint team has used data science models to analyse and predict the total number of infected people for different states in India in the next 30 days. 

Since a report solely based on any one model can be potentially misleading, the team has attempted to guard against this possibility by considering the exponential, the logistic, and the Susceptible Infectious Susceptible (SIS) models using open-source data. They have interpreted the results jointly from all models rather than individually.

First Published: May 11 2020 | 5:37 PM IST

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