COVID-19 mortality rates may seem high in some countries, but here's why you shouldn't let this worry you
Unless the number of patients (the denominator in this rate) is reported correctly, it would be impossible to get the correct mortality rate for COVID-19.
COVID-19 updates: Antibody testing begins in some Indian states, exit from lockdown may be staggered and more
There are now over a million cases of COVID-19 across the world. At last count, the figure was 1,017,567, including over 53,200 deaths.
COVID-19 updates: WHO says it is deeply concerned, confirmed cases in India rise to 2,032, surge attributed to Tabligh congregation
India saw the largest jump in cases in a day yesterday - 437. There are now 2,032 total cases and 58 deaths.
COVID-19 update: India reports 146 new cases in just one day, ICMR maintains rate of infection in the country is still low and more
The ICMR chief Dr Gangakhedkar maintained that the rate of infection in the country is still low, especially when compared to the United States.
This does not mean that COVID-19 is not deadly. The H1N1 flu of 2009 (Swine flu) had a mortality rate of 0.02% but caused global human suffering.
227 new cases confirmed in India in last 24 hours and 10 coronavirus hotspots identified, including 2 in Delhi
At last count, there were just over 786,000 cases and over 37,800 deaths globally. However, the number of those who have recovered has also risen to165,660.
Lav Agarwal stressed throughout the press briefing that India is not in the phase of community transmission yet.
1,071 coronavirus cases in India, schools extend leave until mid-June and global death toll crosses 34,000
At last count, India had 1,071 infections and 29 deaths. About 99 people have also been declared recovered.
According to evidence that is growing, men — specifically older men — appear to have a higher likelihood of developing severe symptoms compared to women.