Alexander Zyryanov, professor at the Department of Tourism, Department of Geography, Perm Classical University, explained to the RG correspondent what geographical factors contributed to the spread of COVID-19 around the world.
According to the scientist, the distribution features of COVID-19 are associated with climatic zones, types of climate and its seasonal manifestations. So, to a greater extent the coronavirus pandemic covered countries in a humid climate. This, for example, the coastal countries of the Mediterranean, the US states (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan) and the provinces of Canada (New Foundland and Labrador, Quebec, Ontario), close to the Atlantic and Great Lakes. A dry climate contributes less to the spread of the dangerous virus.
In addition, places and areas of increased contamination often correspond to large transport hubs, large cities and well-known tourist routes.
In Russia, the global features of the spread of coronavirus are manifested. From west to east, infection generally decreases, reaching local maximums in especially large cities, as well as in coastal regions, near the Black, Azov and Caspian seas.