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Scientists develop new method to detect regions at risk of spreading Covid-19


HOUSTON: Researchers have developed a new, non-invasive strategy to use data from existing cellular wireless networks to pinpoint potential hotspots for increased Covid-19 spread, an advance that may help contain the pandemic.

According to the scientists, including Edwin Chong from Colorado State University in the US, the novel technique can help identify the most crowded areas such as a city centre, where asymptomatic carriers have a high probability of coming into close contact with large numbers of healthy people.

The technique, described in the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, may help regions avoid scenarios where the ...


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