Spring could bring more than sun to Spain's Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca as study indicates high temperatures significantly reduce spread of Covid-19

High temperatures lift pavement of street in the centre of Malaga. CREDIT: Twitter

SPRING’S high temperatures and high humidity should reduce the spread of Covid-19, according to Spain’s met agency, AEMET, and the Carlos III Institute of Health.

Preliminary results from one study predicts that these two factors reduce the spread of the disease, after data seemingly shows the “incidence has been higher in Spain” during periods lower average temperatures.
The two research centres obtained the data by analysing the evolution of Covid-19 in the different autonomous communities during two weeks from March to April, with studies of the same nature internationally coming to the same conclusion.
“Therefore, the arrival of the spring season could effectively reduce the transmission of Covid-19”, concludes the Ministry of Ecological Transition.
On the flip side, the same study also warns that air pollution (and especially concentrations of toxic particles in the air) can aggravate the disease.
AEMET and ISCIII continue to work together to investigate the impact of these environmental factors on the spread of Covid-19, taking into account, hospital and ICU admissions and death rates.
It is hoped in this way, it will be possible to identify risk areas “in real time at a provincial level and to design diagnostic and prevention strategies for the management of appropriate action.”

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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