Analysis of the measurement of the deterioration of air quality in the Metropolitan Region and its possible relation to the increase in cases of covid-19


  • Priscilla Aranguiz Laboratorio Biocellix



Coronavirus, World Health Organization, environmental factors, respiratory diseases, geospatial data


In the midst of the 21st century, the world is threatened by an emerging infection called Coronavirus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has dubbed COVID-19. At the end of January 2021, the WHO Emergency Committee declared the COVID-19 outbreak a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern".

This study analyzed environmental factors affecting respiratory diseases, especially the relationship with COVID-19, using geospatial information. The study area comprises the metropolitan region of Santiago. The geospatial data used as a cartographic base for the development of the maps are extracted from the Library of the National Congress of Chile/BCN.


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How to Cite

Aranguiz, P. (2021). Analysis of the measurement of the deterioration of air quality in the Metropolitan Region and its possible relation to the increase in cases of covid-19. Revista Geográfica De Chile Terra Australis, 57(1), 53–74.