Tracking coronavirus cases through sewage sample analysis

Analysis of sewage sludge for a period of 10 weeks in the New Haven, Connecticut metropolitan area in the U.S. during the COVID-19 outbreak period March 19-June 1 helped know the swing in coronavirus cases up to two days before samples could be collected, one-four days before hospital admissions and six-eight days before positive results were reported.

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COVID-19 death is a wake-up call to improve surveillance in the area: Giridhara Babu

Increase in testing alone cannot explain an increase in the number of cases during the lockdown. It is also possible that the surveillance systems in some States might have missed a cluster or two of infections during the earlier phase of the outbreak, which has resulted in a large number of cases now being detected, … Continue reading COVID-19 death is a wake-up call to improve surveillance in the area: Giridhara Babu

Now, a mobile app predicts COVID-19 incidence days in advance

The COVID-19 Symptom Tracker App, which enables people to self-report data related to novel coronavirus exposure, symptoms and infections, saw two spikes in COVID-19 cases in Southern Wales five to seven days before authorities reported. By repurposing an existing mobile application used for personal nutrition studies, a multinational collaboration  ̶  the COronavirus Pandemic Epidemiology (COPE)  … Continue reading Now, a mobile app predicts COVID-19 incidence days in advance

Coronavirus: How Kerala achieved the much acclaimed zero cases

While active involvement of all the stakeholders who compliment each other especially during the crisis has worked in Kerala's favour, these are not measures put in place to fight coronavirus but has been a legacy of the State. It’s a success born out of decades-old social revolution and development. With containment strategies in place even … Continue reading Coronavirus: How Kerala achieved the much acclaimed zero cases