COVID-19 and India: What Next?

24 Jul 2020  ·  Behl Ramesh International Management Institute Bhubaneswar, Mishra Manit International Management Institute Bhubaneswar ·

The study carries out predictive modeling based on publicly available COVID-19 data for the duration 01 April to 20 June 2020 pertaining to India and five of its most infected states: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, and Rajasthan using susceptible, infected, recovered, and dead (SIRD) model. The basic reproduction number R0 is derived by exponential growth method using RStudio package R0... The differential equations reflecting SIRD model have been solved using Python 3.7.4 on Jupyter Notebook platform. For visualization, Python Matplotlib 3.2.1 package is used. The study offers insights on peak-date, peak number of COVID-19 infections, and end-date pertaining to India and five of its states. The results could be leveraged by political leadership, health authorities, and industry doyens for policy planning and execution. read more

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