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Forecasting the Number of New Coronavirus Infections Using an Improved Grey Prediction Model

Abstract

Background: Recently, a new coronavirus has been rapidly spreading from Wuhan, China. Forecasting the number of infections scientifically and effectively is of great significance to the allocation of medical resources and the improvement of rescue efficiency.

Results: Through MATLAB simulation, the comprehensive percentage error of GM(1,1|r,c,u), NHGM(1,1,k), UGM(1,1), DGM(1,1) are 2.4440%, 11.7372%, 11.6882% and 59.9265% respectively, so the new model has the best prediction performance. The new coronavirus infections was predicted by the new model.

Conclusion: The number of new coronavirus infections in China increased continuously in the next two weeks, and the final infections was nearly 100 thousand. Based on the prediction results, this paper puts forward specific suggestions.

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IssueVol 50 No 9 (2021) QRcode
SectionOriginal Article(s)
Published2021-09-02
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v50i9.7057
Keywords
New coronavirus Forecasting the number of infections Grey prediction model Background value optimization Particle swarm optimization

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Li H, Zeng B, Wang J, Wu H. Forecasting the Number of New Coronavirus Infections Using an Improved Grey Prediction Model. Iran J Public Health. 2021;50(9):1842-1853.