INCIDENCE OF COVID 19 IN RELATION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TEMPERATURE AT AL- BASRA CITY, SOUTHERN OF IRAQ
Coronavirus has been first discovered in the 1960s and is known as 229E and OC43 . After Covid-19 first appeared in Iraq on March 17, 2020. The beginning of the spread of this epidemic. We began studying the behavior of this virus and its relationship to the high weather temperature in Basra Governorate, southern Iraq, which is an important topic that has captured the attention of scientists and governments, especially since this virus showed a different behavior than scientists expected. As it recorded the highest infection with the virus during months July, August, and September, where the infection ranged from (334 - 583) and the temperature was recorded during this period. The months are between (45c– 52 ° C) this article, which was extended from 17/3/2020 – 28 /12/2021, So this study concluded that there a possible positive relationship between increasing of the infectivity of COVID-19 and high temperature. And at the same time its providing some recommendations to adequately control the similar future epidemic threats.
Keywords: Cov19-CoV-2, High Temperature Environmental, Infection.