Journal article

Risk mapping for COVID-19 outbreaks in Australia using mobility data

Cameron Zachreson, Lewis Mitchell, Michael J Lydeamore, Nicolas Rebuli, Martin Tomko, Nicholas Geard

Journal of the Royal Society Interface | ROYAL SOC | Published : 2021

Abstract

COVID-19 is highly transmissible and containing outbreaks requires a rapid and effective response. Because infection may be spread by people who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic, substantial undetected transmission is likely to occur before clinical cases are diagnosed. Thus, when outbreaks occur there is a need to anticipate which populations and locations are at heightened risk of exposure. In this work, we evaluate the utility of aggregate human mobility data for estimating the geographical distribution of transmission risk. We present a simple procedure for producing spatial transmission risk assessments from near-real-time population mobility data. We validate our estimates against t..

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