SEIRD Model for Analyzing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This Demonstration presents a susceptible-exposed-infectious-recovered-died (SEIRD) model for analyzing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A control parameter with a value in the range is introduced into the model to measure the effectiveness of a social distancing policy. The higher the value of , the more effective the control policy. The parameters of the model were obtained by using the vast data provided about the pandemic on a daily basis by several scientific organizations. The model makes predictions on the turning points and possible vanishing time of the pandemic for a given population and initial number of exposed persons.


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The SEIRD model for COVID-19 implemented in this Demonstration is the coupled system of ordinary differential equations:
= susceptible fraction of the population,
= exposed fraction of the population,
= infected fraction of the population,
= fraction of population that has recovered,
= fraction of population that has died of the infection,
= effectiveness of control (social distancing) measure,
= infection rate,
= average incubation time (days),
= average infective time (days),
= case fatality rate.
[1] Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
[2] World Health Organization. "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report–74." (Apr 22, 2020)
[3] Worldometer. "COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic." (Apr 22, 2020)
[4] L. Peng, W. Yang, D. Zhang, C. Zhuge and L. Hong, "Epidemic Analysis of COVID-19 in China by Dynamical Modeling," medRxiv, 2020. doi:10.1101/2020.02.16.20023465.
[5] B. M. Ndiaye, L. Tendeng and D. F. Seck, "Analysis of the COVID-19 Pandemic by SIR Model and Machine Learning Technics for Forecasting."
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