Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science releases new online tool which identifies potential future COVID-19 hotspots

A new online dashboard designed by colleagues in the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science can identify and highlight areas vulnerable to future COVID-19 outbreaks and second waves.

An article published yesterday (29 June 2020) in BMC Medicine, highlights the importance of monitoring new infection hotspots as countries across the world emerge from lockdowns. The dashboard combines key data of known COVID-19 vulnerabilities, such as age, social deprivation, population density, ethnicity and hospital resources, allowing users to access accurate information on a local level. In doing so, the tool can show localised risks, enabling policymakers to allocate resources effectively; essential given the changing nature of the virus.

The online dashboard is available on the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science website.


Read the full press release on the University of Oxford website