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A mathematical model says India's Covid-19 caseload may hit 14.57 mn by Jan

The model developed by researchers at IIT Kanpur is based on the epidemic curves of 8 other countries


A health worker collects a nasal sample from a woman for a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Srinagar.

BS Web Team New Delhi
A mathematical model developed by researchers at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) predicts India's Covid-19 caseload to hit 14.57 million by January 2021 while the Centre gears up to combat the pandemic as the country heads into a festive season and the winter, according to a report in the Mint.

The researchers have modeled their epidemic curve, a statistical chart used to visualise a disease outbreak, based on the curves for 8 nations which include Belgium, France, Germany Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.

“Our model predicts that the daily cases for India’s covid-19 epidemic are falling,” Mahendra Kumar

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First Published: Oct 30 2020 | 9:59 AM IST

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