Tracing contacts to evaluate the transmission of COVID-19 from highly exposed individuals in public transportation

@article{Ponte2021TracingCT,
  title={Tracing contacts to evaluate the transmission of COVID-19 from highly exposed individuals in public transportation},
  author={Caio Ponte and H. Carmona and Elys Bezerra Oliveira and Carlos Caminha and Ant{\^o}nio Silva Lima Neto and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Andrade and Vasco Furtado},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2021},
  volume={11}
}
We investigate, through a data-driven contact tracing model, the transmission of COVID-19 inside buses during distinct phases of the pandemic in a large Brazilian city. From this microscopic approach, we recover the networks of close contacts within consecutive time windows. A longitudinal comparison is then performed by upscaling the traced contacts with the transmission computed from a mean-field compartmental model for the entire city. Our results show that the effective reproduction numbers… 

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