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Effect of environmental, economic and health factors on CoVid-19 transmission


Sobia Anam & Nisar Ahmed Shar



National Center in Big Data & Cloud Computing, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan




Article Type

Research Article



Received October 19, 2020; Revised October 22, 2020; Accepted October 22, 2020; Published January 31, 2021



The severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is affected by meteorological parameters such as temperature and humidity. It is also observed that people having asthma are at risk for SARS. Therefore, it is of interest to report the effect of environmental, economic, and health factors on the spread of CoVid-19. We used data reporting CoVid-19 cases from 24 cities in eight different countries for this analysis. Data was analyzed using multiple linear regressions between these parameters. Data shows that temperature has effects on CoVid-19. A one-degree rise in temperature causes a -0.19 decrease in CoVid-19 cases per million people (log natural value per million populations). The effect of humidity is not significant at a p value of 0.26. Moreover, one-unit increase in asthma and GDP cases per million people show 0.06 and 0.46 increases in CoVid-19 cases, respectively.



CoVid-19 cases per million population; GDP; asthma; humidity; multiple regression; temperature; SPSS; pearson correlation.



Anam & Shar, Bioinformation 17(1): 37-45 (2021)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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