With the outbreak of Coronavirus, everyday new records are being broken. While number of positive cases in India are highest in Delhi and Mumbai, Ahmedabad shows the highest death rate per million.
Of the total corona cases in the country, 20 percent cases have come from Mumbai alone. But the highest number of deaths per million population in India has occurred in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat. Not only this, the highest death rate per hundred corona cases (CFR) is also in Ahmedabad.
Mumbai is second only to Ahmedabad in terms of death rate per one million population. Among all the metro cities of the country, Bengaluru has the best position in terms of death rate. The corona death rate is only 1 per million population in the city. At the same time, Chennai has the lowest death rate per hundred corona cases (CFR). The death rate here is 0.9 percent per hundred corona cases.
Low Testing Rates in Ahmedabad
According to experts, lowering the case fatality rate is the result of extensive testing and contact tracing. In cases where testing speed is high, the case fatality rate can be reduced. The number of corona testing is said to be quite low in the Gujarat city(6.9) .
Even if we look at the total corona deaths, there are 953 deaths in Ahmedabad, which is less than Mumbai only. There have been 1698 deaths from Corona in Mumbai. At the same time, a total of 650 people lost their lives in the capital of the country. Conditions in Bengaluru are also under control as there have been mere 14 deaths due to corona.
Not only the corona mortality rate has raised eye-brows, but the sudden transfer of an administrative officer has also raised many questions, who as per the media reports was ‘testing too much’. Questions were also raised on the Namaste Trump event after the sudden outbreak of the epidemic in Ahmedabad.