Starting today, this week we bring you insights from the Economic Census and the Periodic Labour Force Survey, in simple visualisations and bite-sized analyses by Viola Lewis of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements. Click to view.
In Gujarat, 6.2% of the COVID-19 patients have died, against 2.8% in India. We speak to Jayanti Ravi, principal secretary, health and family welfare, Gujarat, to understand why case fatality is higher, and discuss the state’s infrastructure preparedness and response. Read the interview here
COVID-19 cases in Delhi and Mumbai, two of the most populated cities in India, show a different picture of the growth of the disease and underscore the variations across India. Read on: https://www.indiaspend.com/since-march-20-covid-19-cases-rose-165x-in-delhi-284x-in-mumbai/
30% of the patients that had tested positive until 2 weeks ago (April 12) have not yet recovered, an IndiaSpend analysis of ministry data shows. Read on: https://www.indiaspend.com/30-of-those-tested-positive-2-weeks-ago-have-not-recovered/
Compared to other countries, India is running fewer tests.
For every 100 tests conducted, fewer tests in India are showing positive compared to other countries.
227 new COVID-19 cases were added on March 30, the highest single-day spike in India.
By March 24, 22,694 samples from 21,804 individuals had been tested for COVID-19, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research. Close to 41.5% (9,409) of these tests were conducted between March 20-24 at an average of nearly 1,882 tests per day.