COVID-19 Testing Strategy Simulator

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Your population

Your strategy

No Yes
No Yes
  • 14
  • 28
  • 42
  • 56
  • 70
  • 84
  • 100
  • 1 (daily)
  • 7 (weekly)
  • 14 (every 2 weeks)
  • 1
  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30

Your test

  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Disease parameters

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Confirmatory Testing

Without

Confirmatory Testing

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  • $5.24 $1.17
    Cost per person per day
  • $785,288 $175,000
    Total cost for 100 days
  • 0 112
    Unnecessary quarantine
  • 335
    Infections experienced
  • 989
    Infections prevented
  • 0
    Infections missed by testing/tracking
  • 73.61%
    Reduction in infections compared to no testing

Community prevalence

These plots show the number of infectious people in the population for the duration of the testing period. The jagged nature corresponds to the removal of infectious individuals after they receive a positive test (if they comply with isolation).

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  • Medium prevalence
  • High prevalence