Leveraging of SARS-CoV-2 PCR Cycle Thresholds Values to Forecast COVID-19 Trends.

Last updated on 13-1-2022 by Dieter Van Cauteren

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We assessed the usefulness of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR cycle thresholds (Ct) values trends produced by the LHUB-ULB (a consolidated microbiology laboratory located in Brussels, Belgium) for monitoring the epidemic’s dynamics at local and national levels and for improving forecasting models. SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR Ct values produced from April 1, 2020, to May 15, 2021, were compared with national COVID-19 confirmed cases notifications according to their geographical and time distribution. These Ct values were evaluated against both a phase diagram predicting the number of COVID-19 patients requiring int…

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