Impact of Meteorological Parameters on the COVID-19 Incidence: The Case of the City of Oran, Algeria
Farid Rahal 1 * , Salima Rezak 2, Fatima Zohra Baba Hamed 3
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1 Laboratory of Science, Technology and Process Engineering, University of Science and Technology of Oran - Mohamed BOUDIAF, Oran, Algeria
2 Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry and Applications, University of Science and Technology of Oran - Mohamed BOUDIAF, Oran, Algeria
3 Civil Engineering Department, University of Science and Technology of Oran - Mohamed BOUDIAF, Oran, Algeria
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Abstract

The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the major countries of the world has become a serious threat to the health of all human beings. A better understanding of the effective parameters in infection spreading can bring about a logical measurement toward COVID-19. Among these parameters, we find the climatic factors that can play an important role in the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic. We have studied this phenomenon in the city of Oran in Algeria, which experienced its first case of COVID-19 on March 19, 2020.
In this study, the main parameters, including the number of infected people with COVID-19, the average, minimum and maximum temperatures, the relative humidity rate and the wind intensity.
A first analysis of the data with a Spearman rank correlation test did not yield significant results.
Taking into account the average incubation period to adjust the data made it possible, during a second analysis, to show that the minimum temperature is significantly correlated with the new cases of COVID-19 in Oran city, but further studies over longer periods with additional parameters are needed to better understand this matter.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/jcei/9562

J Clin Exp Invest, 2021 - Volume 12 Issue 1, Article No: em00762

Publication date: 16 Jan 2021

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