Association of Temperature and Humidity with COVID-19 Transmission in Punjab, Pakistan

  • Sadaf Mubeen National College of Business Administration and Economics, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hassam Shahid The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hamid Haroon ur Rashid The World Bank, Pakistan
Keywords: Temperature, Humidity, Novel Corona Virus, Covid-19, Generalized Additive Model, Lahore, Pakistan

Abstract

Due to the spread of multiple variants of COVID-19, the influence of humidity and temperature on their transmission and spread is a matter of scientific investigation. This research investigates the connection of relative humidity and daily high temperature with the quantity of daily definite COVID-19 cases in Punjab, Pakistan from March 11, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Generalized Additive Model (GAM) was applied to measure the said association. In this study, the interaction of relative humidity and temperature were discussed and the results indicated that the growth in humidity and temperature leads to a decline in the daily occurrence of cases. On the basis of the findings, the development and implementation of a proficient and effective health care information system are recommended so that the frequency and transmission of COVID-19 can be curtailed.
Keywords: COVID-19, Generalized Additive Model, humidity, temperature
JelCode: C140, I120, I180, Q24

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Published
2021-11-01
How to Cite
Mubeen, S., Shahid, M. H., & ur Rashid, H. H. (2021). Association of Temperature and Humidity with COVID-19 Transmission in Punjab, Pakistan. Audit and Accounting Review, 1(2), 52-70. https://doi.org/10.32350/aar.12.03
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