Himanta Biswa Sarma releases Assam's COVID-19 numbers vs New Delhi's; Check details

Himanta Biswa Sarma releases Assam's COVID-19 numbers vs New Delhi's; Check details

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Guwahati: Assam’s Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today released a comparative study of Assam and Delhi 7 months after the pandemic hit Indian shores.

Himanta Biswa Sarma's statistics showed that Assam has a far better record of tackling the virus than Delhi, which has been fighting the virus at a war-footing amid a rising number of cases and casualties. However, the statistics do not take into account the huge discrepancies in the respective populations of the two regions.

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Himanta Biswa Sarma, who recently disclosed that the COVID-19 positivity rate in Assam has dropped to 2% -well within the limits prescribed by the World Health Organization -- today presented the stats comparing Assam’s and New Delhi’s contrasting COVID-19 scenarios.

As per Himanta Biswa Sarma’s infographic, Assam and New Delhi are near about on par in terms of the number of COVID-19 tests. While Assam has conducted 46,57,839 tests, 46,80,839 tests have been conducted in the national capital.

However, New Delhi is far ahead when it comes to tests per million population (1,35,825 vs 2,36,232).

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In Assam, there have been 6,017 confirmed cases per million population. Whereas New Delhi has reported 19,517 tests per million population.

Assam’s tally of COVID-19 deaths (930) is also a lot lower than Delhi’s (6,511). The fatality rate in Assam (0.45%) is also a lot lower than that in the national capital (1.68%). In Assam, the COVID-19 deaths per million population (27) is a lot lesser than New Delhi (329).

Delhi has the third highest number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Yesterday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ruled Delhi again reported over 5,000 cases of the virus within a single-day.

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