UP Mindanao launches online platform to track COVID-19 cases in the Davao Region

| Written by Fred Dabu

 

Screenshot of COVID-19 Insights

 

COVID-19 Insights, a web-based platform created and maintained by the UP Mindanao COVID-19 Modeling Team for tracking COVID-19 cases in the Davao Region was launched last month. The team created the platform to provide local government officials, policymakers, researchers, and health professionals valuable tools for decision-making.

The dashboard features a map showing locations, charts, and numbers of COVID-19 cases, and also the total patient recoveries and deaths. The portal also features text analytics and spatial modelling pertinent to Region XI in Mindanao.

 

Screenshot showing text analytics for research on COVID-19.

 

The platform shows information on localized COVID-19 cases and enables viewing and sharing of models and comparisons of results under different assumptions and scenarios. Users can input data to derive projections and simulate scenarios for epidemiological modeling and for survival analysis.

 

Screenshot of page for survival analysis from COVID Insights.

 

Prof. Nilo Oponda, UP Mindanao Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, heads the COVID-19 Insights team, with Prof. Pedro Alviola IV, Prof. May Anne Mata, Vladimer Kobayashi, and Zython Lachica as members.

As of 4:00 PM of June 1, the Department of Health reported that the total number of verified cases of COVID-19 in the country is now at 18,638 with a total of 13,220 active cases. The DOH also reported the total number of recoveries to 3,979. Region XI will be included under the Modified General Community Quarantine areas starting June 1.

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