Changes in the spatial distribution of COVID-19 incidence in Italy using GIS-based maps
AuthorsMartellucci, Cecilia Acuti
Rabaan, Ali A.
Ur Rahman, Mohammed Ateeq
Rodriguez-Morales, Alfonso J.
AffiliationUniversity of the Marche Region, Ancona, Italy
The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal
Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, 243 122, India
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta (IZSPLV), Turin, Italy
Universidad Nacional Hermilio Valdizán, Huánuco, Peru
Universidad Cientifica del Sur, Calle Cantuarias 398, Miraflores, 15074, Lima, Peru
Sendai City Medical Center, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan
Jyoban Hospital of Tokiwa Foundation, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan Medical Governance Research Institute, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
University of Derby
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AbstractMassive spreading of the pandemic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in different continents [1, 2], have been observed. Analyses mostly focused on the number of cases per country and administrative levels, multiple times without considering the relevance of the incidence rates. These help to see the concentration of disease among the population in terms of cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Even more using geographical information systems (GIS)-based maps stakeholder may rapidly analyze changes in the epidemiological situation [3, 4]. Although the epidemic of COVID-19 caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) started in Italy on January 31, 2020, no reports on the use of GIS-based maps have been published to analyze the distinct differences in incidence rates across its regions and provinces during the last months. For these reasons, we have developed epidemiological maps of incidence rates using official populations, by regions and provinces, for COVID-19 in Italy using GIS.
CitationMartellucci, C.A., Sah, R., Rabaan, A., Dhama, K., Casalone, C., Arteaga-Livias, K., Sawano, T., Ozaki, A., Bhandari, D., Higuchi, A., Kotera, Y., Fathah, Z., Roy, N., Ateeq, M., Rahman, U., Tanimoto, T. & Rodriguez-Morales, A. (2020). 'Changes in the spatial distribution of COVID-19 incidence in italy using gis-based maps'. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, pp. 1-4.
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
JournalAnn Clin Microbiol Antimicrob
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