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Scientists have confirmed, cold weather will increase the spread of COVID-19 in July

The colder temperatures coming in winter will lead to an increase in the spread of COVID-19, scientists have confirmed.

Researchers from India explored the relationship between a country’s average temperature and the number of COVID-19 cases.

They found a significant association between countries that have been experiencing colder environmental temperatures and larger-scale outbreaks.

The findings could indicate trouble is on the horizon for northern hemisphere nations as they move into winter later this year.

Accordingly, the researchers said, summertime may provide the best window in which to fight back against the virus.

In their study, biochemist Chandi Mandal of the Central University of Rajasthan and Mahaveer Singh Panwar of Banaras Hindu University collated the average temperatures and the number of active COVID-19 cases for different countries.

Data was collected from late March to mid-April.

The duo found that countries in higher latitudes/colder climates were significantly more likely to have higher numbers of coronavirus cases.

In contrast, fewer cases tended to occur in warmer and lower latitude climates.

In their study, biochemist Chandi Mandal of the Central University of Rajasthan and Mahaveer Singh Panwar of Banaras Hindu University collated the average temperatures and the number of active COVID-19 cases for different countries.

Data was collected from late March to mid-April.

The duo found that countries in higher latitudes/colder climates were significantly more likely to have higher numbers of coronavirus cases.

In contrast, fewer cases tended to occur in warmer and lower latitude climates.

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