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In Studies in health technology and informatics ; h5-index 23.0

The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to a crucial change in ordinary healthcare approaches. In comparison with emergencies re-allocation of resources for a long period of time is required and the peak utilization of the resources is also hard to predict. Furthermore, the epidemic models do not provide reliable information of the development of the pandemic's development, so it creates a high load on the healthcare systems with unforeseen duration. To predict morbidity of the novel COVID-19, we used records covering the time period from 01-03-2020 to 25-05-2020 and include sophisticated information of the morbidity in Russia. Total of 45238 patients were analyzed. The predictive model was developed as a combination of Holt and Holt-Winter models with Gradient boosting Regression. As we can see from the table 2, the models demonstrated a very good performance on the test data set. The forecast is quite reliable, however, due to the many uncertainties, only a real-world data can prove the correctness of the forecast.

Kopanitsa Georgy, Metsker Oleg, Yakovlev Alexey, Fedorenko Alexey, Zvartau Nadezhda


COVID-19, Russia, forecast, machine learning, morbidity