Predicting the Cumulative Number of Cases for the COVID-19 Epidemic in China from Early Data
8 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2020
Date Written: February 23, 2020
We model the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic in China. We use early reported case data to predict the cumulative number of reported cases to a final size. The key features of our model are the timing of implementation of major public policies restricting social movement, the identification and isolation of unreported cases, and the impact of asymptomatic infectious cases.
Note: Funding: Research was partially supported by NSFC and CNRS (Grant Nos. 11871007 and 11811530272) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.
Conflict of Interest: We declare no competing interests.
Keywords: corona virus, reported and unreported cases, isolation, quarantine, public closings, epidemic mathematical model
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