• Covid-19: Correlation Between Confirmed Cases and Deaths – Greece & Cyprus

    Nicholas G. Berketis

    International Shipping, Finance and Management of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece.


    What is the daily correlation of Confirmed versus Death Cases in Covid-19? In other words, people who have passed away, on average, how many days ago they were reported (i.e. “Confirmed”) as Covid-19 new cases?

    To answer this question, we can take the correlation between the Daily Confirmed vs Daily Deaths and trying different lag values of the confirmed cases, since the assumption is that it will take some days for someone to pass away since he / she has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

    The problem with the data is that are affected by the number of tests and also during some days like weekends they do not report all the cases. This implies that our analysis is not valid, but we shall try to check the results.

    The analysis is based on R (Version 4.0.3 – 10th October, 2020), an integrated language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R provides a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques.

    Pages: 109 – 121 | Full PDF Paper