The Correlation Between Weather And Covid-19 Pandemic In Africa

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The Correlation Between Weather And Covid-19 Pandemic In Africa

This study aims to analyze the correlation between weather and covid-19 pandemic in Africa. This study employed a secondary data analysis of surveillance data of covid-19 from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Nigeria and weather from the Meteorological Department of the Republic of Nigeria. The components of weather include minimum temperature (°C), maximum temperature (°C), temperature average (°C), humidity (%), and amount of rainfall (mm). Spearman-rank correlation test was used for data analysis. Among the components of the weather, only temperature average (°C) was significantly correlated with covid-19 pandemic (r = 0.392; p < .01). The finding serves as an input to reduce the incidence rate of covid-19 in Africa.

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