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Moderate weather is linked to high Covid-19 death rates

Researchers find highest death rates in countries with temperatures of between 4 and 12 degrees

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
3rd May, 2020
The statistical analysis found the highest Covid-19 mortality rates had occurred in countries with moderate temperatures of between 4 and 12 degrees Centigrade

Evidence has emerged that local climate conditions may have an impact on the spread and virulence of Covid-19, according to a new Irish study.

The Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC) last week published preliminary findings showing how national mean temperatures and humidity conditions showed proportional links to mortality rates from Covid-19.

The statistical analysis found the highest Covid-19 mortality rates had occurred in countries with moderate temperatures of between 4 and 12 degrees...

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