5 Cities Have 50% Of Covid Cases

The New Indian Express Chennai|May 30, 2020

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5 Cities Have 50% Of Covid Cases
Deaths per million in Ahmedabad and Mumbai 25 times the national average, says expert
Sumi Sukanya Dutta

Five cities with less than 5 per cent of the country’s population have more than 50 per cent of Covid-19 cases and mortalities, an analysis has shown, suggesting that the epidemic is largely concentrated in congested cities.

These cities include Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Chennai, and Thane, where just about 4.4 per cent of India’s 135 crore people reside.

COVID deaths per million is 3.4 in India, which places the country in a good position compared to several others, noted the researchers. However, death per million (DPM) in 10 out of top 20 districts is higher than the national average and the maximum in cities like Ahmedabad (87 DPM), Mumbai (85 DPM), which is more than 25 times of national average.

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May 30, 2020