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The outburst of COVID-19 cases reported globally has severely grown, impacting the day-to-day life of both organizations and individuals across the world.

It is now imperative to understand how long the pandemic might last and find effective ways to flatten the progression of COVID-19 cases and try to return to a new normal.

Research literature covers various statistical models (such as Gamma distribution, Negative Binomial distributions) and epidemiological models (such as SIR, SEIR) that are used to make predictions about the number of people infected with contagious diseases such as Ebola, SARS, MERS. However, the research on transmission rate, incubation period and other parameters that go into mathematical modelling of the spread of COVID-19 is still at a nascent stage with most of it yet to be peer-reviewed.

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