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Coronavirus numbers explained: Ahmedabad second only to Mumbai in Covid-related deaths

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Ahmedabad now has reported 105 deaths of people who have tested positive for novel Coronavirus. Only Mumbai, which has recorded 204 deaths till now, has more fatalities.

Written by Amitabh Sinha , Edited by Explained Desk | Pune | Published: April 27, 2020 8:01:17 am
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Gujarat also has one of the highest death-to-confirmed cases ratios in the country

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Delhi registered its second-highest single-day jump in Coronavirus numbers on Sunday, adding 293 more patients to reach a total of 2918 confirmed cases of virus infections. But a bigger attention-grabbing event is unfolding in Ahmedabad, which recorded 19 deaths on a single day to cross the 100-figure mark.

Ahmedabad now has reported 105 deaths of people who have tested positive for novel Coronavirus. Only Mumbai, which has recorded 204 deaths till now, has more fatalities. Incidentally, more than 60 per cent of Ahmedabad deaths have come in the last one week. Since April 20, the city has reported as many as 67 deaths, that is more than the number in Mumbai during the same period.

Cities with most deaths:

City Death
Mumbai 204
Ahmedabad 105
Pune 79
Indore 57
Delhi 54

Ahmedabad now has 2181 confirmed cases of Coronavirus infections. This is more than all states except Maharashtra and Gujarat. There are two states that have almost the same number of cases as Ahmedabad — Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. While there have been 41 deaths in Rajasthan so far, Madhya Pradesh has reported 103 deaths.

With over 3300 cases, the state of Gujarat has seen its numbers grow by almost four and a half times over the last 12 days. It also has one of the highest death-to-confirmed cases ratios in the country. This could indicate that the actual spread of the disease in Gujarat is much more than what has been discovered, and that the state has not been testing adequately. Gujarat has so far tested 51,091 samples, which is less than half the number in Maharashtra, which has already done over 1.16 lakh tests. Even Tamil Nadu, which has considerably lesser number of positive cases than Gujarat, has done over 87,000 tests.

State (Top 10) Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths
Maharashtra 8068 440 342
Gujarat 3301 240 153
Delhi 2918 293 54
Rajasthan 2185 165 41
Madhya Pradesh 2090 145 103
Tamil Nadu 1885 64 24
Uttar Pradesh 1873 80 30
Andhra Pradesh 1097 81 31
Telangana 1001 11 25
West Bengal 586 58 20

On Sunday, a total of 1682 new infections were discovered from across the country, taking the number of confirmed positive cases to 27844. The day also saw more than 50 people dying of the disease, only the second time since the outbreak that more than 50 deaths have been reported on the same day.

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Maharashtra, which has almost 30 per cent of all cases in the country, added 440 new infections on Sunday, taking its confirmed cases to 8068, while Rajasthan registered a jump of 165 to reach 2185 cases.

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