At a time, when the corona virus has killed more than 100 people in Ahmedabad, the death rate of such patients in the city is 4.71 percent, which is higher than some major cities and national average of the country. Ahmedabad city Commissioner Vijay Nehra said on Monday, that people must take extra care of senior citizens to reduce the death rate as they are more prone to infection than others.
According to Gujarat government data, there have been 2,378 reported cases of corona virus in Ahmedabad so far. Of these, 102 patients have died. Analysis of the data shows that COVID-19 has a mortality rate of 4.71 percent in Ahmedabad, much higher than the national average. Out of the total 2,919 cases in Delhi, 54 patients of COVID-19 have died so far. This suggests that the death rate is 1.85 percent. In Mumbai, the death rate is 3.77 percent as 204 patients have died out of a total of 5,407 cases so far.
In addition, a total of 26,917 cases of corona virus have been reported in the country. Of these, 826 patients died, indicating a mortality rate of 3.07 percent. The death rate in Ahmedabad is also higher than rest of Gujarat, where 151 patients or 4.57 percent of the total 3,301 cases of COVID-19 died.
Nehra said, “I urge people to take care of senior citizens, especially those who are suffering from some kind of diseases. It is necessary to bring down the death rate.”
The total number of infected people in the state has risen to 3,548 with 247 new cases of infection from the corona virus in Gujarat on Monday (27 April). With the death of 11 more people, the number of people who lost their lives due to Kovid-19 in the state has risen to 162.