Can Australia expect a spike in coronavirus cases over winter?

Posted by on June 3, 2020 1:30 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Community transmission is more likely during the colder months due to lower humidity, viruses surviving longer on hard surfaces and people huddling together indoors

As Australia enters winter – the season of woollen jumpers and runny noses – there is fresh concerns over the country’s low level, yet persistent, community transmission of Covid-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, the virus and the cold have been closely linked in the public mind, with the majority of hard-hit countries experiencing the northern hemisphere winter. But was this merely a coincidence or could a drop in temperature lead to a spike in our cases?

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