Oxford dashboard highlights potential future COVID-19 virus hotspots

Potential COVID-19 hotspots can be identified using a new online tool from Oxford University’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science. It acts by highlighting which regions have the most at-risk factors and can supplement test-and-trace technology in highlighting potential future infection spikes.

By combining key data of known COVID-19 vulnerabilities such as age, social deprivation, population density, ethnicity and hospital resources, the tool can show potential risks, to a granular local level, allowing policymakers to target resources effectively.

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