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Relationship between Climate Variables and New Daily COVID-19 Cases in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Version 1 : Received: 27 July 2020 / Approved: 29 July 2020 / Online: 29 July 2020 (12:35:36 CEST)

How to cite: Mofijur, M.; Rizwanul Fattah, I.M.; Saiful Islam, A.B.M.; Ashrafur Rahman, S.; Chowdhury, M.A. Relationship between Climate Variables and New Daily COVID-19 Cases in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Preprints 2020, 2020070699 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0699.v1). Mofijur, M.; Rizwanul Fattah, I.M.; Saiful Islam, A.B.M.; Ashrafur Rahman, S.; Chowdhury, M.A. Relationship between Climate Variables and New Daily COVID-19 Cases in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Preprints 2020, 2020070699 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0699.v1).

Abstract

The present study investigates the relationship between the transmission of COVID-19 infections and climate indicators in Dhaka City, Bangladesh, using coronavirus infections data available from the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), Bangladesh. The Spearman-ranked correlation test was carried out to study the association of seven climate indicators, including humidity, air quality, minimum temperature, precipitation, maximum temperature, mean temperature and wind speed with the COVID-19 outbreak in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The study found that, among the seven indicators, only three indicators (air quality, minimum temperature and average temperature) have a significant relationship with new COVID-19 cases. The results of this paper will give health regulators and policymakers valuable information to lessen the COVID-19 infection in Dhaka and other countries around the world.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; Climate indicators; Air Quality; Environment; Pandemic; Coronavirus

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