Sunlight exposure increased Covid-19 recovery rates: A study in the central pandemic area of Indonesia

Al Asyary, Meita Veruswati

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Abstract

This study aims to present the correlation between sunlight exposure and Covid-19 statuses in Jakarta, Indonesia. The secondary data analysis was derived from surveillance data for Covid-19 from government authorities, including the Ministry of Health, the Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency, and the local government of Jakarta. Three statuses related to Covid-19 were examined in the study: incidence, death, and recovered. Meanwhile, sunlight exposure was presented as daily duration of it. Only the number of recovered patients correlated significantly with sunlight exposure (p-value =.025; r = 0.350). This study's findings showed that sunlight exposure was associated with recovery from Covid-19.

Original languageEnglish
Article number139016
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume729
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Indonesia
  • Recovery
  • Sunlight

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