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Case Fatality Rate (cfr)
India  /  Published 20.03.21

Spread to small towns poses death rate risk

The resurgence of India’s Covid-19 epidemic and its spread into small towns may challenge the efforts to hold down the death rate, which is now 0.6 per cent or almost a third of the value during...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.08.20

Cautious hope in Covid count

Data from the Union health ministry have also shown a decline in positivity — the proportion of positive cases among those tested — from 10 per cent in early July to 7.72 per cent in mid-A...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.08.20

Life-and-death chess battle with Covid

Critical-care specialist Srinivas Samavedam is engaged in what he calls a life-or-death “chess battle” with Covid-19, monitoring every move the coronavirus makes to plan timely countermove...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.08.20

India's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 67.62%

The total number of recoveries among Covid-19 patients in India has jumped to 13,28,336, pushing the recovery rate to 67.62 per cent on Thursday, while the case fatality rate (CFR) has further dropped...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.08.20

Dip in number of patients who need critical care

India on Friday recorded 55,078 new coronavirus infections, a fresh highest-ever single-day increase, but the proportions of its patients who require oxygen, intensive care or ventilator support have ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 29.07.20

Covid fatality rates cited by Centre ‘not ideal’

The case fatality rates among Covid-19 patients, a measure used by the Union health ministry to suggest India has among the lowest mortality rates in the world, is not a good measure for geographical ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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