Investigating the Severity of COVID-19 in the United States  
Author Kehan Gao


Co-Author(s) Sarah Tasneem; Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar


Abstract The main objective of this paper is to investigate COVID-19 data and indicate which states in the United States have been, so far, more significantly affected by COVID-19 compared to others. We proposed four new ratio-based metrics, one of which combines the incidence, death, and case fatality rate of COVID-19. These new metrics inherit the characteristics of the conventional metrics in a relatively simple format, so they can provide public health authorities with direct and accurate judgments on the epidemic’s status. In addition, these new metrics can be easily constructed and adjusted according to different requirements. Severity is evaluated by comparing the new metrics for all the states with one simple unified benchmark. As of February 19, 2021, the most and least affected states are New Jersey and Vermont, respectively.


Keywords COVID-19, ratio-based metrics, severity score
    Article #:  RQD26-144

Proceedings of 26th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability & Quality in Design
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August 5-7, 2021