How AI and Data Science can help to contain Coronavirus

Shivam Agarwal
2 min readMar 10, 2020

Coronavirus is becoming one of the epidemics in this era. Efforts to curb the disease does not seem to be very effective. The number of patients infected is increasing day by day and new countries are adding in the list. So how data science can help to contain this deadly virus?

Before understanding how data science can help, let us understand the basic characteristic of the infection:-

  1. Coronavirus is highly contagious.
  2. Usually, it takes 5 days to show the symptom of Coronavirus
  3. In India, it takes 24 hours to get the result of the test

To contain this deadly virus some basic steps are very important

  1. Identification and isolation of a person with the infection
  2. Prediction of the outbreak

How AI and data science can help in containing the outbreak

  1. Identification and isolation of a person with the infection:- We are fortunate that fever is one of the important symptom of infection. With the help of AI and thermal imager, we can easily identify the person with high temperature. After identification, the person can be further investigated for other symptoms.
  2. Prediction of the outbreak:- As the infection is only possible after the virus has been transferred from the infected person to a normal person, we can easily identify the next outbreak by understanding the movement of manpower. Ex:- Singapore is impacted by coronavirus because it is the center of various flight to coronavirus impacted countries
Route Map to Singapore from Different Countries

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Shivam Agarwal

Shivam is an accomplished analytics professional and algo trader, sharing expertise in algo trading, data science, and AI through insightful publications.