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Data | India’s excess deaths could be highest among nations with the most recorded COVID-19 fatalities

Data | India's excess deaths could be highest among nations with the most recorded COVID-19 fatalities

The share of registered deaths where the cause was medically certified, was the lowest for India among the countries considered The Hindu has estimated that “excess deaths” registered during the pandemic period, based on the Civil Registration System (CRS) data from eight States, was 8.22 times the recorded COVID-19 death toll, a figure that will rank the highest among nations ...

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Maharashtra sees marginal rise in cases

Maharashtra sees marginal rise in cases

State reports 6,105 recoveries, 6,857 cases; 286 patients succumb to COVID-19; active tally goes up again After reporting robust recoveries in the last three days, Maharashtra’s discharges slumped on Wednesday with just 6,105 patients being discharged against 6,857 new COVID-19 cases. The active case tally has marginally risen to 82,545. The death toll saw a sharp rise with 286 deaths ...

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First in country: Maharashtra fully vaccinates over one crore people

First in country: Maharashtra fully vaccinates over one crore people

Maharashtra on Monday became the first State in the country to fully vaccinate more than one crore people against COVID-19. The number of people who had been administered both doses had reached 1,00,64,308, said additional chief secretary (Health) Dr. Pradeep Vyas. Officials said 3,75,974 people had been vaccinated through 4,100 inoculation centres in the State till 4 p.m. on Monday. ...

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Data | COVID-19 cases rising in the north-eastern States

Data | COVID-19 cases rising in the north-eastern States

In States with a higher vaccination rate, the case fatality rate is either lower or decreasing While the second wave of COVID-19 is going down in the rest of India, infections are rising in many north-eastern States. The Delta variant is responsible for the majority of the cases in six of the eight northeastern States. The surge is despite the ...

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Data | Are coercive steps needed to control population while passive methods work?

Uttar Pradesh’s fertility rate has reduced from 3.9 to 3 between 2006-08 and 2016-18 With Uttar Pradesh preparing a draft Bill on population control, there are wide discussions on whether coercive measures help control fertility rate. The move comes at a time when fertility levels are reducing across States. Data show that passive methods like better delivery of contraceptives and ...

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Maharashtra’s recoveries outpace case surge

Active count dips to 94,168; 120 patients succumb to COVID-19, taking fatality toll past 1.31 lakh Maharashtra’s recoveries barely outweighed the case surge on Thursday with the State reporting 7,756 recoveries against a spike of 7,302 new COVID-19 cases, causing the active case tally to fall incrementally to 94,168. As many as 120 deaths pushed the State’s cumulative fatalities to ...

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Maharashtra has never hidden or under-reported deaths, says Tope

Stressing that Maharashtra had never under-reported deaths during the pandemic, Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday clarified that the reconciliation of more than 3,500 deaths (carried out by health authorities till July 12) was primarily because private hospitals often failed to give real-time data pertaining to fatalities and cases to State health officials and upload the same information on the ...

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Data | Kharif sowing takes a hit as southwest monsoon stalls

Rainfall during the southwest monsoon reduced sharply in July compared to June, impacting the sowing of major Kharif crops. The deficit in rainfall is high in West Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Gujarat, the Saurashtra and Kutch regions, and Kerala this year and has reduced the area sown by more than 10% until July 9, 2021 compared to the same period ...

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