Covid Cases in Singapore (up to 21 March)
With the data being public, I’ve decided to dwell into the data and see what we can find out about the spread of Covid-19 in Singapore.
I scrapped the data from CNA (https://infographics.channelnewsasia.com/covid-19/coronavirus-singapore-clusters.html?cid=covid19_desktop-banner_19022020_cna). Unfortunately, the data stopped getting updated after 21 March.
I’ll shed some light for those outside Singapore. All the cases are being tested indiscriminately, which means that the cases presented here are the population size of the Singapore database. I have limited access to the data, and there isn’t much I can do about it.
It shows that the virus does not discriminate according to age. It infects people as young as 6 months old, and as old as 87 years old.
If we use the population statistics (https://www.statista.com/statistics/624913/singapore-population-by-age-group/). Visually, it seems like slightly follow the statistics. Which means that the virus do not discriminate, and can infect (and showing symptoms) a younger patient as much as an elderly patient.
Interestingly, assuming equal distribution, the virus should spread to male and female equally.
This could mean that daily life / activities would have higher impact on the possibility of contracting Covid-19.
This means that staying home is the best course of action from contracting the virus.
Fun fact: Despite changing the name from coronavirus to Covid-19, CNA still uses “wuhan” in their html code. Technical debt can be really challenging to eliminate.