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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-147

A study of COVID-19 with limited testing kits

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Delhi, India
2 Department of Physiology, Venkateshwara Institute of Medical College, Gajraula, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Anatomy, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Supriti Bhatnagar
1B/422, Buddhi Vihar, Avas Vikas Coloney, Majhola, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ami.ami_76_20

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Introduction: In this paper, we consider a fundamental problem of testing faced by the health staff on testing COVID 19 patients. In general, the number of testing kits or testing capabilities is limited, and the number of COVID 19 patients is much larger than that. This paper tries to answer this fundamental question that how to perform COVID 19 testing to reduce the death rate. Materials and Methods: We consider that the survival rate of patients is dependent over two parameters: their age and severity of symptoms at a time. Based on these observations, we propose a survival rate function. Using the survival rates, the death rate for an individual is obtained. MATLAB was used for plotting the graphs. Results: It is shown by numerical results that by using the proposed mechanism, the average death rate can be significantly reduced. Conclusion: It is proposed to conduct the testing for those patients who lie in the high death rate regimen.

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