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Effect of Temperature and Humidity on the Incidence and Mortality of Covid-19 in World’S Top Five Hottest and Coldest Countries: a Review

EasyChair Preprint no. 7665

19 pagesDate: March 29, 2022


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global public health crisis with social, psychological and long-lasting economical damages. Weather and climate play a significant role in infectious disease transmission, through changes to transmission dynamics, host susceptibility and virus survival in the environment. Weather-related dynamics have an impact on the pattern of human health and disease. Exploring the association of weather variables and COVID-19 transmission is vital in understanding the potential for seasonality and future outbreaks and developing early warning systems. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of heat and humidity on daily basis incidence and mortality due to COVID-19 pandemic in five of the world’s hottest countries compared to five of the coldest ones. Studies eligible for inclusion used ecological methods to evaluate associations between weather (i.e., temperature, humidity, wind speed and rainfall) and COVID-19 transmission. According to our results, countries are anticipated to see a reduction in new COVID- 19 cases during summer and recovery during winter. Still, our results do not suggest that the disease will disappear during hot weather or will not affect countries close to the tropics. Rather, the excessive temperatures and more severe ultra violate radiation in summer are likely to support public health measures to contain SARS-CoV-2. For this review article, epidemic readiness & management strategies under contrast were obtained from the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) & world health organization (WHO) frameworks and guidelines. Other data related to COVID-19 and reported cases were taken from more than 25 official public health organization reports and relevant articles using various databases (e.g., Google Scholar, PubMed and Science Direct).

Keyphrases: climate, COVID-19, Humidity, Pandemic, public health, Temperature

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  author = {Pooja Shah and Babita Negi and Neetu Rajpoot and Kapil Kalra and Nidhi Gairola},
  title = {Effect of Temperature and Humidity on the Incidence and Mortality of Covid-19 in World’S Top Five Hottest and Coldest Countries: a Review},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 7665},

  year = {EasyChair, 2022}}
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