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Government, experts differ on low death-rate reason -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph Centre says good management, researchers not so sure India’s death rate among coronavirus disease patients is among the lowest in the world, the health ministry said on Tuesday, attributing it to early detection and clinical management, but health researchers cautioned that reasons remain unclear. The health ministry, releasing comparative figures, said the country’s case Fatality Rate — the number of deaths divided by the number of cases — is 2.8 per...

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Badly hit to very good: How Tamil Nadu rode the Covid-19 crisis -Arun Janardhanan

-The Indian Express With a similar population as Gujarat, it has nearly half its cases and one-eighth its deaths. Just five-six districts are now reporting cases, while Coimbatore, which once had the most patients, has had no fresh cases for about a week. Chennai: One of the worst-hit states around mid-April, with the largest numbers after Maharashtra and with 37 of its 38 districts reporting coronavirus, Tamil Nadu has since turned a...

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Covid-19: Kerala shows the way -AM Jigeesh

-The Hindu Business Line Boasting a determined political leadership, Kerala has set a record of sorts in flattening the Covid-19 curve On January 18, KK Shailaja — “Shailaja Teacher”, as she is popularly known for her no-nonsense, science teacher demeanour — summoned a meeting of the Kerala health department, a ministry she had efficiently steered through unprecedented floods in 2018-19 and the outbreak of Nipah virus. There was no cause for alarm...

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Why the ‘Gujarat Model of Development’ Has Seen the Highest COVID-19 Fatality Rate -Sanjeev Kumar

-TheWire.in Narendra Modi's track record in Gujarat sheds light on his approach to public healthcare. Data updated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on the evening of April 7 indicated that the Fatality Rate due to COVID-19 in Gujarat is the highest among all states and union territories of India. The total number of infected persons reported in Gujarat was at 165, with 13 deaths. Thus the Fatality Rate in Gujarat...

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New Lancet study puts China’s death per virus infections rate at 0.66% -Abantika Ghosh

-The Indian Express Till April 1, 8.53 lakh cases of COVID-19 had been reported world-wide, with 41,887 deaths. China has seen 82,295 cases and 3,310 deaths. An average coronavirus patient may be in hospital for about 25 days and the mean duration from the onset of symptoms to death is about 18 days, a study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases has said. The study also concluded that the overall infection Fatality Rate...

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