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Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Model the Clustering Effect of COVID-19 in South-Western Zimbabwe
Norman Karimazondo, Lawrence Mango, Michael Make Montana, Gideon Walter Mutanda
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Norman Karimazondo, Lawrence Mango, Michael Make Montana, Gideon Walter Mutanda, “Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Model the Clustering Effect of COVID-19 in South-Western Zimbabwe”, International Journal of Engineering and Applied Computer Science, vol. 04, no. 03, pp. 09-14, Apr. 2022.
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Abstract
The purpose of the study was to model the clustering of COVID-19 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. A cross-sectional study design was used to provide a snapshot of the occurrence of COVID-19 in Bulawayo at a particular time. About 246 COVID-19 cases were randomly selected from the list of cases that occurred in Bulawayo as of 1 August 2020. The data was analyzed in ArcGIS using spatial autocorrelation and hotspot analysis. From the observed pattern, the results demonstrated a significant overall spatial autocorrelation and clustering of COVID-19 cases in Bulawayo. The hotspot analysis showed hotspot localities around the Western Suburbs such as Nkulumane, Cowdry Park, and Luveve. These are high-density suburbs, endorsing that pattern of COVID-19 infections is related to the population density pattern in Bulawayo. In conclusion, hotspot areas detected in this study can help identify future infectious disease surveillance.
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NORMAN KARIMAZONDO
Mr. Norman Karimazondo holds an MSc in Education Degree in Geography, MSc Human and Social Science specialty- Research in Education and Training, BSc- Education in Geography, Postgraduate Diploma in Teacher Training in Science and Technology, Postgraduate Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing. He is a geography teacher and Head of Department at Rakodzi High School, Marondera, Zimbabwe. Currently, he is pursuing Ph.D. studies (Environmental Management) from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
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LAWRENCE MANGO
Mr. Lawrence Mango has completed his Master’s Degree in Agroforestry, BSc Environmental Science, Executive Certificate in Project and Programme Monitoring and Evaluation, and Post Graduate Diploma in Education. He is a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Management at Zimbabwe Open University, Bindura, Zimbabwe, and has published several research papers. Currently, he is pursuing Ph.D. studies (Environmental Management) from the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
hassan kazemian UK
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MICHAEL MAKE MONTANA
Mr. Michael Make Montana is a Managing Consultant at Environmental Guardians Services, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He has completed his MSc Degree in Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation, BSc in Geography and Environmental Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing, and Diploma in Environmental Health. He is pursuing a Ph.D. (Environmental Management) from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
hassan kazemian UK
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GIDEON WALTER MUTANDA
Dr. Gideon Walter Mutanda is a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at Great Zimbabwe University, Masvingo, Zimbabwe. He has completed his Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Science, MSc in Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sustainability, BSc Hons in Geography and Environmental Science, B.A. General (Geography and Religious Education), Post Graduate Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Diploma in Human Resources Management, Certificate GIS and Remote Sensing.