PIE said: “The algorithms used by BlueDot are based on the analysis of news services, officials reports and airline ticket databases.
“Previously, the company predicted as well the appearance of the Zika virus in southern Florida.”
The coronavirus disease, originally dubbed novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), was first traced to a busy seafood maker in Wuhan City, China.
Since then, the coronavirus has infected nearly 72,000 people globally, the majority of whom are in China.
As of Monday, February 17, the disease has also killed at least 1,775 people, with nearly 1,700 deaths in China’s Hubei province alone.