Bihar vs UP, Which State has handled COVID better?
There are a lot of arguments on which state is handling Corona better. Overall, there is a consensus that 3 states are doing a poor job – Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. However, there is still no clarity on which States are doing the best. We do a head to head analysis to see which State is doing better. So far we found
- AP outperforming UP
- Assam Outperforming Odisha
- Karnataka and Kerala were tied
Now we look at Bihar and UP, the two poorest states in the Country. We look at 4 metrics.
1.Cases Per Million
UP: 68 per million
Bihar: 62 per million
Bihar Wins. However if one adjusts for Testing, UP has performed better, so UP wins this one
2.Deaths Per 1000 Cases
UP: 29 per 1000 cases
Bihar: 6 per 1000 cases
3. Deaths per Million
UP: 2 per Million Citizens
Bihar: 0.35 per Million Citizens
4. Test per Million
UP: 2339 per Million Citizens
Bihar: 1189 per Million Citizens
This one ends in a tie, while UP does a better job on Testing and Cases, Bihar does a better job in controlling fatalities.
Caveats: Population figures were from 2011.