Low temperatures or high isolation delay increases the average COVID-19 infections in India : A Mathematical modeling approach

D Bhanu Prakash, Bishal Chhetri, D K K Vamsi, S Balasubramanian, Carani B Sanjeevi
2021 Computational and Mathematical Biophysics  
The dynamics of COVID-19 in India are captured using a set of delay differential equations by dividing a population into five compartments. The Positivity and Boundedness of the system is shown. The Existence and Uniqueness condition for the solution of system of equations is presented. The equilibrium points are calculated and stability analysis is performed. Sensitivity analysis is performed on the parameters of the model. Bifurcation analysis is performed and the critical delay is
more » ... By formulating the spread parameter as a function of temperature, the impact of temperature on the population is studied. We concluded that with the decrease in temperature, the average infections in the population increases. In view of the coming winter season in India, there will be an increase in new infections. This model falls in line with the characteristics that increase in isolation delay increases average infections in the population.
doi:10.1515/cmb-2020-0122 fatcat:bj54u5zxovbpbjvj44rixousji