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Analysis of COVID-19 outbreak in Hubei province based on Tencent's location big data.
Hua, Lei; Ran, Rong; Li, Tingrou.
  • Hua L; School of Public Policy and Administration, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China.
  • Ran R; School of Public Policy and Administration, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China.
  • Li T; School of Public Policy and Administration, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China.
Front Public Health ; 11: 1029385, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-20236976
ABSTRACT
Rapid urbanization has gradually strengthened the spatial links between cities, which greatly aggravates the possibility of the spread of an epidemic. Traditional methods lack the early and accurate detection of epidemics. This study took the Hubei province as the study area and used Tencent's location big data to study the spread of COVID-19. Using ArcGIS as a platform, the urban relation intensity, urban centrality, overlay analysis, and correlation analysis were used to measure and analyze the population mobility data of 17 cities in Hubei province. The results showed that there was high similarity in the spatial distribution of urban relation intensity, urban centrality, and the number of infected people, all indicating the spatial distribution characteristics of "one large and two small" distributions with Wuhan as the core and Huanggang and Xiaogan as the two wings. The urban centrality of Wuhan was four times higher than that of Huanggang and Xiaogan, and the urban relation intensity of Wuhan with Huanggang and Xiaogan was also the second highest in the Hubei province. Meanwhile, in the analysis of the number of infected persons, it was found that the number of infected persons in Wuhan was approximately two times that of these two cities. Through correlation analysis of the urban relation intensity, urban centrality, and the number of infected people, it was found that there was an extremely significant positive correlation among the urban relation intensity, urban centrality, and the number of infected people, with an R2 of 0.976 and 0.938, respectively. Based on Tencent's location big data, this study conducted the epidemic spread research for "epidemic spatial risk classification and prevention and control level selection" to make up for the shortcomings in epidemic risk analysis and judgment. This could provide a reference for city managers to effectively coordinate existing resources, formulate policy, and control the epidemic.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Epidemics / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study Limits: Animals / Humans Language: English Journal: Front Public Health Year: 2023 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Fpubh.2023.1029385

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Epidemics / COVID-19 Type of study: Observational study / Prognostic study Limits: Animals / Humans Language: English Journal: Front Public Health Year: 2023 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Fpubh.2023.1029385