What is it about?

We used geographic analysis of neighboring COVID19 hotspots to demonstrate transmission of infections between these locations. This can identify rapidly increasing locations where COVID infections are occurring, in some cases, earlier than reported in the media or by government authorities

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Why is it important?

This did not require manual contact traciing and if implemented could reduce public health burdens of COVID-19.


It was remarkable to see the time sequences of neighboring apartment buildings (Figure 8) becoming hotspots of COVID presumably by interactions between residents of those buildings.

Dr Peter K Rogan
Western University

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This page is a summary of: Likely community transmission of COVID-19 infections between neighboring, persistent hotspots in Ontario, Canada, F1000Research, December 2021, Faculty of 1000, Ltd., DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.75891.1.
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