Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2), colloquially known as Coronavirus surfaced in late 2019 and is an extremely dangerous disease. RT-PCR (Reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests are extensively used in COVID-19 diagnosis. However, they are prone to a lot of false negatives and erroneous results. Hence, alternate methods are being researched and discovered for the detection of this infectious disease. We diagnose and forecast COVID-19 with the help of routine blood tests and Artificial Intelligence in this paper. The COVID-19 patient dataset was obtained from Israelita Albert Einstein Hospital, Brazil. Logistic regression, random forest, k nearest neighbours and Xgboost were the classifiers used for prediction. Since the dataset was extremely unbalanced, a technique called SMOTE was used to perform oversampling. Random forest obtained optimal results with an accuracy of 92%. The most important parameters according to the study were leukocytes, eosinophils, platelets and monocytes. This preliminary COVID-19 detection can be utilised in conjunction with RT-PCR testing to improve sensitivity, as well as in further pandemic outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012017
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11-01-2022
Event1st International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Computational Electronics and Communication System, AICECS 2021 - Manipal, Virtual, India
Duration: 28-10-202130-10-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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