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Table 1 Relationship between total UVB radiation from October 2019 to January 2020 and epidemiological and severity parameters of COVID-19 disease × 100,000 inhabitants in the Spanish Autonomous Communities (AA.CC.) with official data

From: Can climatic factors explain the differences in COVID-19 incidence and severity across the Spanish regions?: An ecological study

COVID-19 parameter 14 AA.CC. 13 AA.CC.
Rho p R2 Rho p R2
Total cases −0.666 0.009 0.203 −0.582 0.037 0.157
Cumulative incidencea −0.666 0.009 0.203 −0.582 0.037 0.195
New casesb −0.508 0.064 0.109 −0.451 0.122 0.069
Hospital admission −0.626 0.017 0.148 −0.549 0.052 0.112
ICU admission −0.565 0.035 0.109 −0.478 0.098 0.069
Deaths −0.446 0.110 0.060 −0.324 0.280 0.005
  1. aCumulative incidence (previous 14 days) per 100,000 inhabitants
  2. bAccumulated data from the pandemic onset until March 30, 2020
  3. 14 AA.CC: Autonomous Communities in Spain without La Rioja, Navarra, and Asturias (see Material and Methods); 13 AA.CC: all Autonomous Communities in Spain with data available excluding the Canary Islands