Corona Deaths: Which State has the highest risk?
Corona Deaths have increased from 16103 to 19279 in the last one week, an increase of 3176. Of these, 1398 were from Maharashtra, 446 from Delhi and 425 from Tamil Nadu. However we calculate death risk taking total population into account, approximately 23 people per 1 crore Indians lost their lives last week, mostly in Urban India.
Corona Deaths: The States with the highest risk last week were
- Delhi, 260 people per crore of population lost their lives
- Maharashtra was next with 125 per crore of Population
- Tamil Nadu was next with 60 per crore of population
- Karnataka was 4th with 23 per crore of population
- Gujarat was 5th with 22 per crore of population
Only those with 1cr+ population were considered. State level population was from 2011, so the actual deaths may be slightly lower. Either way, these 5 States will have to work harder to bring down their death rates in their respective States. Note that all 5 of them are amongst the most affluent and most Urbanised States in the country. Of particular concern is Karnataka which is seeing a surge of cases over the last 2 weeks.
Corona Deaths: The States with the lowest risk last week were
- Chhattisgarh, less than 1 death per crore of population
- Kerala with about 1 death per crore of population
- Assam with about 1 death per crore of population
- Jharkhand with 2 deaths per crore of population
- Bihar with 3 deaths per crore of population
4 out of the 5 States are rural heavy States with Kerala the only affluent and Urbanised State in the list.
Overall, deaths in India have been low but there seems to be no end to the crisis which means that if this drags on for a long time, the death tally will be really huge.