The Hydrometeorological Center evaluated the effect of heat on the coronavirus.


The supervisor of the Hydrometeorological Center, Roman Wilfand, assessed the possible impact of hot weather on the spread of coronavirus. He told the Russian newspaper about this.

According to the climatologist, there is no direct evidence that air temperature affects the survival of the coronavirus. “There was a study that coronavirus dies at a temperature of 90 degrees. It has also been suggested that the higher the temperature and humidity, the faster it dies. And in dry air it is more tenacious. But these are just scientific hypotheses, discussions, ”he explained.

At the same time, the scientist recalled that the most studied viruses are most active precisely in the off-season – in autumn and spring. However, the new coronavirus may behave differently. So, he cited the situation in Singapore as an example: “[Он] located at the equator, there is both sun and heat, but the virus is spreading there anyway.

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On April 27, Villefand predicted to the Russians the hottest year in five years. “The fact that there will be high temperature is unconditional. With a probability of 99 percent, he will enter the top five hottest years, ”concluded the scientist.

The number of infected in Russia reached 87,147. Over the past day, 6,198 new cases of infection were recorded. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, 794 people have died, 7,346 patients have recovered.


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