Kovid likely to increase in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Raj, Delhi: IIT-Mandi

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Market: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are the hotspots of the Kovid-19 epidemic in India, according to a study released by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here on Thursday.

International travel is an important factor in almost all of these states. The researchers therefore suggest that in case of future pandemic outbreaks, movement to and from these states should be carefully monitored.

The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Current Science, was conducted in 640 districts from April 1 to December 25, 2020.

For the study, the team found common patterns between outbreaks of Spanish flu (1918–1919), H1N1 (2014–2015), swine flu (2009–2010), and COVID-19 (2019–2021) and COVID-19.

They also found that water bodies have a strong influence on a region’s microclimate in terms of temperature and humidity, contributing significantly to regional climate change, commonly known as the lake effect.

Dr. Sarita Azad, Associate Professor, School of Basic Science, IIT-Mandi, said in a statement, there has been a remarkable similarity in the focal points and outbreaks of various epidemics in India, such as Spanish flu, Swine flu and COVID-19 mostly. All the epidemics have started and their epic centers have been found in the northern, western and southern parts of the country.

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