A model assessing potential benefits of isolation and mass testing on COVID-19: the case of Nigeria [article]

Faraimunashe Chirove, Chinwendu Emilian Madubueze, Zviiteyi Chazuka, Sunday Casmir Madubueze
2020 medRxiv   pre-print
We consider a model with mass testing and isolation mimicking the current policies implemented in Nigeria and use the Nigerian daily cumulative cases to calibrate the model to obtain the optimal mass testing and isolation levels. Mathematical analysis was done and important thresholds such the peak size relation and final size relation were obtained. Global stability analysis of the disease-free equilibrium indicated that COVID-19 can be eradicated provided that $\mathcal{R}_0<1$ and unstable
more » ... herwise. Results from simulations revealed that an increase in mass testing and reduction of transmission from isolated individuals are associated with benefits of increasing detected cases, lowering peaks of symptomatic cases, increase in self-isolating cases, decrease in cumulative deaths and decrease in admissions into monitored isolation facilities in the case of Nigeria
doi:10.1101/2020.09.01.20186288 fatcat:wjcuyhpbfzccjiigk2f3shik6a