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Impact of physical factors on Covid-19: A four months statistical study for designing Covid-19 chambers and isolation centers

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Hafiz Muhammad Asmar Naeem, Muhammad Faizan Khurram Maqsood, Muhammad Sufyan Khalid, Areeb Yousaf, Faiqa Afzal, Muhammad Ahsan jamil, Qandeel-e-Arsh, Muhammad Adil Shabir, Behroz Zafar, Nimra Asad

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Int. J. Biosci.17( 2), 97-107, August 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/17.2.97-107


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SARS-CoV-2 is a deadly virus that has locked down the whole universe and still prevailing at a very rapid rate. As of 11th 2020, the reported confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 count reached 4,006,257 around the world, and it reported 278,892 deaths globally. There is no specific vaccination or other cure available until now. SARS-CoV-2 is highly sensitive to abiotic factors. The viral structure is strongly affected by temperature, Relative Humidity and UV Index. In our review, we studied the impact of abiotic factors on SARS-CoV-2 by using regression and correlation statistical analysis.  These analyses helped out in finding that the countries with comparatively high temperature, Relative Humidity and UV Index are at lower risk of the pandemic and vice versa. The death ratio is also lower in countries with higher values of abiotic factors. Therefore, it is suggested to design specific “COVID-19” chambers with adjustable figures of three discussed abiotic factors and, on the same bases, isolation centers could be adjusted accordingly. The temperature of 38°C, the relative humidity of >95% and UV radiation of 254nm assisted with the airflow is optimized for lowering the activity of SARS-CoV-2 keeping in view the bearable amounts for human bodies. However, these values could be altered according to the condition of the patients.


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