Study uses novel statistical approaches to identify factors that contributed to COVID-19 mortality

By | August 31, 2021
Staying home and limiting local travel, supporting access to primary care, and limiting contacts in contagion hubs -; including hospitals, schools, and workplaces -; are strategies that might help reduce COVID-19-related deaths, according to new research. The research team, by statisticians at Penn State, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy, and Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, used novel statistical approaches to compare the first wave of the epidemic across 20 regions in Italy and identify factors that contributed to mortality.