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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022
Geographic Mapping and Spatial Distribution of Third Wave of COVID-19 in Jammu Division of J&K, India
Shilpi Sharma | Rupashi Vaid | Payal Dutta | Dr. Shashi Sudan Sharma
Abstract: Since the first recorded case of COVID-19, it has spread like mad forest fire all over the world. Coronavirus pandemic has been in its third wave but the ongoing pandemic is no way near over. Current epidemiological research points at the necessity for comprehensive methodologies to assess COVID-19 evolution. In the current study, we analyzed the data for 60 days during the peak of the third wave from mid December to mid February. We studied the daily incidence of the COVID-19 cases at district level in the division of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir India. The district of Ramban, Poonch, Jammu, Reasi, Udhampur and Samba were selected as the target region of study. We utilized the data available at Government Medical College-Jammu (GMC-J) in a deep learning based technique to model the current trend of the transmission of the third wave of COVID-19. The result not only suggests high rates of incidence of COVID-19 in different districts of the target regions but shows a variation in the peaking at different regions. Thus tracing and geographic mapping of COVID-19 within the target regions would provide an important step to revisit the strategies to control the pandemic. The spatiotemporal epidemiology has been successfully utilized in case of HIV and HCV infections in Northern African countries hence, some approach might prove to be helpful in control of COVID-19 infection in Jammu division of J&K. Here in the current study, we point out the spatial distribution and geographic blueprint of the COVID-19 infection in the target study region. Every positive reported COVID-19 case was recorded and followed; geographic analysis was carried from the month of December till February 2022.
Keywords: COVID-19, Jammu, Geography, 3rd wave, spatial distribution
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,
Pages: 816 - 821