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Covid-19: Death rate per million is too bad in these States

Saturday, May 30, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Covid-19: Death rate per million is too bad in these States

It's said that keeping the death rate as low as possible is the most important anti-Covid strategy. How is India doing on this front? The national average is definitely encouraging in deaths as a percentage of infections is taken into consideration. In terms of death rate per million population, which Indian States are worse off? Prof. Shamika Ravi, the scholar, has made a thorough analysis of the situation.

Based on the rigorous analysis of data, she says that Delhi has got 6 times death rate compared to the all-India average. Maharashtra and Gujarat have got more than 4 times as all India.

Whereas West Bengal, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh had a much lower death rate as Kerala in early April, they are all now multiples of Kerala. West Bengal now has more than 10 times as Kerala.

There are reports that Mumbai, the city with the maximum number of coronavirus cases in India, is running out of ICU beds and ventilators. Amid this, Rajesh Tope, Minister of Health, Maharashtra, has said that those getting cured were in high number on Friday. "The current count of COVID-19 patients in the state of Maharashtra is 62,228. Today (Friday), newly 2,682 patients have been identified as positive. Also, newly 8,381patients have been cured today. Totally 26,997 patients are cured and discharged from the hospitals. Total Active patients are 33,124."

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