Doubling time of the COVID-19 epidemic by Province, China

Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, Gerardo Chowell, Chi Hin Cheung, Dongyu Jia, Po Ying Lai, Yiseul Lee, Manyun Liu, Sylvia K. Ofori, Kimberlyn M. Roosa, Lone Simonsen, Cecile Viboud, Isaac Chun Hai Fung*

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Abstract

In China, the doubling time of the coronavirus disease epidemic by province increased during January 20–Feb-ruary 9, 2020. Doubling time estimates ranged from 1.4 (95% CI 1.2–2.0) days for Hunan Province to 3.1 (95% CI 2.1–4.8) days for Xinjiang Province. The estimate for Hubei Province was 2.5 (95% CI 2.4–2.6) days.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1912-1914
Number of pages3
ISSN1080-6040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
G.C. receives support from National Science Foundation grant no. 1414374 as part of the joint NSF-NIH-USDA Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program. I.C.-H.F. receives salary support from the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant no. 19IPA1908208). This article is not part of I.C.-H.F.’s CDC-sponsored projects.

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