Coronavirus company news summary – IAI develops Covid-19 prediction model – DOD donates supplies to Sri Lanka

9 June 2020 (Last Updated June 9th, 2020 09:26)

9 June

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has developed a model to help medical professionals predict Covid-19 patients’ conditions. The model enhances medical care and helps improve patient outcome. It uses artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and machine learning technologies and alerts medical staff on potential worsening in the patient’s conditions. Researchers and engineers at IAI’s Innovation Center in the company’s Systems Missiles and Space Group developed the model. They used data from the Sheba Medical Center to build the model.

The US Department of Defense (DOD) has funded the donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other materials to Sri Lanka’s frontliners fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic. The supplies were purchased in Sri Lanka and include more than 48,000 masks, safety goggles, and isolation gowns with hoods. All the items will be distributed to eight health care facilities in the country. The donation is part of US support to help strengthen Sri Lanka’s readiness to respond to public health emergencies.

The Delaware National Guard is supporting community-based Covid-19 testing mission in partnership with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA). About 25 guardsmen are working with DEMA staff to make saliva-based test kits for Covid-19 accessible to individuals at temporary drive-thru locations across the state. Around 80,000 Delawareans have been tested irrespective of whether they have symptoms or not. The guardsmen are also doing patient registration. The saliva-based test being offered is the Curative-Korva SARS-Cov-2 Assay. So far, testing has been finished at Dover, Harrington, Middletown, Newark and Seaford.