P-ISSN 2587-2400 | E-ISSN 2587-196X
EJMO Volume : 4 Issue : 4 Year : 2020
EJMO. 2020; 4(2): 160-165 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2020.28273

Modeling and Forecasting for the number of cases of the COVID-19 pandemic with the Curve Estimation Models, the Box-Jenkins and Exponential Smoothing Methods

Harun Yonar1, Aynur Yonar2, Mustafa Agah Tekindal1, Melike Tekindal3
1Deparment of Biostatistics, Selçuk University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Konya, Turkey, 2Deparment of Statistics, Selçuk University, Faculty of Science, Konya, Turkey, 3Department of Social Work, Izmir Katip Çelebi Universty, Faculty of Health Sciences, Izmir, Turkey

Objectives: This study aims to provide statistical information summarizing the general structure about the effects and process of infection in all countries of the world in the light of the data obtained and to model the daily change of infection criteria. Methods: The number of COVID 19 epidemic cases of Turkey and the selected G8 countries, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Russia, Canada, Japan between 1/22/2020 and 3/22/2020 has been estimated and forecasted in this study by using some curve estimation models, Box-Jenkins (ARIMA) and Brown/Holt linear exponential smoothing methods. Results: Japan (Holt Model), Germany (ARIMA (1,4.0)) and France (ARIMA (0,1,3)) provide statistically significant but clinically unqualified results in this data set. UK (Holt Model), Canada (Holt Model), Italy (Holt Model), Turkey (ARIMA (1,4,0)) and Russia?? the results are more reliable. This is specified for the particular model used in this case Turkey. Conclusion: Certainly, more accurate evaluations can be made with more data in future studies. Nevertheless, since this study provides information about the levels at which the number of cases may extend in case that the current situation is not intervened, it can guide countries to take the necessary measures and to


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Yonar H, Yonar A, Tekindal M, Tekindal M. Modeling and Forecasting for the number of cases of the COVID-19 pandemic with the Curve Estimation Models, the Box-Jenkins and Exponential Smoothing Methods. EJMO. 2020; 4(2): 160-165

Corresponding Author: Harun Yonar

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