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Correlation of Climate Factors with the COVID-19 Pandemic in USA
Biomedical Statistics and Informatics
Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages: 65-69
Received: Jul. 17, 2020; Accepted: Aug. 17, 2020; Published: Sep. 3, 2020
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Muhammad Mohsinul Hoque, Department of Statistics, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
Umme Saima, Department of Statistics, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
Sadia Sultana Shoshi, Department of Statistics, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali, Bangladesh
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The coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a novel coronavirus which was first identified in Wuhan, a city of Eastern China. What began as an epidemic mostly constrained to China has now become a worldwide pandemic. Previous studies on airborne viruses comparable to coronavirus show that there is a notable relationship between the climate indicators and transmission of viruses. This study was conducted to observe the relationships of climate factors on the number of cases and the number of deaths by Coronavirus Disease -19 (COVID-19) and the spread of it in the USA. The datasets for this research have been collected from the regular updates of The New York Times, weather2visit, Current results (weather and science fact), and Americas Health Rankings from 1 April 2020 to 30 April 2020. Findings of our study observed that the highest number of infected people and death was found in New York in April 2020. Kendall’s tau-b and Spearman test of correlation reveals that minimum temperature, average temperature, absolute humidity, and air pollution are significantly correlated with the transmission of this virus and the sum of deaths by COVID-19. The verdict of this article will boost the native and international health organizations to understand the spread of COVID-19 in different environmental situations.
COVID-19, United States of America (USA), April, Climate
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Muhammad Mohsinul Hoque, Umme Saima, Sadia Sultana Shoshi, Correlation of Climate Factors with the COVID-19 Pandemic in USA, Biomedical Statistics and Informatics. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 65-69. doi: 10.11648/j.bsi.20200503.12
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