Published time: 14 April 2020
Authors: Shashank Shekhar
Keywords: Covid-19, pandemic, quick test
The COVID-19 outbreak has engulfed the world and has been declared a global pandemic, four months since the first case was discovered in Wuhan, China. An early testing is key to manage any widespread communicable disease. That leads to quick identification of positive cases, quick treatment of infected individuals and immediate isolation to prevent spread. It also aids in the early and effective tracing of those individuals who came in contact with infected individuals, thereby abating any further spread. An aggressive testing strategy also helps diminish the mortality rate as a treatment in the early phase of disease significantly decreases the likelihood of the need for intensive care.
A Quantitative Framework for Enhancing the Testing Capacity of COVID-19 in India