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PURPOSE : The COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 192 countries. The condition results in a respiratory illness (e.g., influenza) with signs and symptoms such as cold, cough, fever, and breathing difficulties. Predicting new instances of COVID-19 is always a challenging task.

METHODS : This study improved the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA)-based time series prediction model by incorporating statistical significance for feature selection and k-means clustering for outlier detection. The accuracy of the improved model (ARIMAI) was examined using World Health Organization's official data on the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and compared with that of many modern, cutting-edge algorithms.

RESULTS : The ARIMAI model (RSS score = 0.279, accuracy = 97.75%) outperformed the current ARIMA model (RSS score = 0.659, accuracy = 93%).

CONCLUSIONS : The ARIMAI model is not only an efficient but also a rapid and simple technique to forecast COVID-19 trends. The usage of this model enables the prediction of any disease that will affect patients in the future pandemics.

Ilu Saratu Yusuf, Prasad Rajesh


ARIMA, And clustering, Coronavirus, Feature selection, Machine learning, Prediction