Simultaneous Occurrence of Particulate Matter (Pm2.5 and Pm10) and Covid-19 Complication in Delhi during the Period December 20-November 21

IJEP 43(11): 1043-1049 : Vol. 43 Issue. 11 (November 2023)

Averi Banerjee1, Indranil Mukherjee2*, Anindita Ray1 and Md. Wasim Akram2

1. Techno International, Department of Basic Science and Humanities, New Town, Kolkata – 700 156, West Bengal, India
2. Aliah University, Department of Civil Engineering, Kolkata – 700 156, West Bengal, India


Covid-19 pandemic mainly caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been instrumental in causing enormous loss of human lives and providing unprecedented challenges towards dealing with public health throughout India, particularly overpopulated metropolia, like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai. Incidences of Covid-19 was observed with corresponding high particulate concentrations (PM2.5 and PM10) reported during that period. In this paper an attempt has been made to analyze the impact of particulate fractions on the insurgence of Covid-19 in Delhi, the capital of India, for the period 2020-2021. The statistical tool Mann-Kendall test was applied to find out the possible significant trend between the said parameters in addition to the natural causes for establishing such correlation. An attempt was also made to establish or understand the variation of these individual parameters with the corresponding seasons during that period.


Covid-19, PM2.5, PM10, Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), Mann-Kendall test


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