High monsoon humidity linked to Covid rise in Pune, Mumbai, Delhi: IITM study

Researchers from the (IITM) have linked high humidity during the monsoon to the increase in daily cases in at least three cities — Pune, Delhi and Mumbai. The findings were published in the international journal, Earth Systems and Environment, recently. Virus particles get a medium like the water vapour droplets in high humidity conditions to stay suspended in the air for a longer time. Drier air helps high evaporation rates of saliva contaminated droplets.

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