Why India’s second wave has been deadlier, explained in five charts3 min read . Updated: 15 May 2021, 07:41 AM IST
- An analysis of the case-adjusted fatality rates show that four major hotspots - Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, and Chhattisgarh - were mainly responsible for the spike in all-India fatality rates in April. The silver lining is that the fatality rates seem to have peaked in all four states
In the first ten days of May, India’s reported count of covid-19 deaths was nearly 40,000, roughly accounting for a third of deaths worldwide during this period. In April, India reported the most deaths after Brazil and the European Union (EU). Even without accounting for under-reporting, India’s second wave has been catastrophic, claiming far more lives each day than in any period in 2020.
Select your Category