SAARC COVID-19 Mortality and Recovery Rates: Daily Analysis Report on 01 May 2020

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Flags of SAARC Member Countries. Graphic Source: Internet

Enamul Hafiz Latifee writes,

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia. Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The SAARC region comprises of over 21% of the world’s population which remains exposed towards COVID-19.

This report intends to find out the mortality rates and recovery rates caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the SAARC region as on 01 May 2020.

 

Findings:

  • The SAARC Member States have reported 64,243 positive cases, a total of 1,800 deaths in the region, and 14,049 recovered cases as on 01 May 2020.
  • COVID-19 Mortality Rates of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, are 2.95%, 2.06%, 0.00%, 3.26%, 0.21%, 0.00%, 2.36%, and 1.01%, respectively on 01 May 2020.
  • The SAARC Average COVID-19 Mortality Rate is 2.80 on the date.
  • COVID-19 Recovery Rates of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, are 11.98%, 2.11%, 71.43%, 25.63%, 3.58%, 27.12%, 25.24%, and 23.48%, respectively on 01 May 2020.
  • The SAARC Average Recovery Rate is 21.87 on the date.

 

It is seen that India’s COVID-19 Mortality is 3.26% on 01 May 2020 which is higher than the SAARC Average of 2.76% (Figure-1).

Figure-1: COVID-19 Mortality Rate in the SAARC Member States. Calculation and Illustration: Latifee, E. H., 01 May 2020.

 

It has been observed that Bhutan tops at the COVID-19 Recovery Rate in the SAARC region, taking it to 71.43% on 01 May 2020 (Figure-2).

Figure-2: COVID-19 Recovery Rate in the SAARC Member States. Calculation and Illustration: Latifee, E. H., 01 May 2020.

Data Source (in order of countries):

  1. WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (as reported on 01:00 PM, 01 May 2020),
  2. Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Govt. of Bangladesh (as on 01 May 2020)
  3. Ministry of Health, Royal Govt. of Bhutan (as on 01 May 2020)
  4. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (as on 01 May 2020 at 05:00 PM)
  5. Ministry of Health, Republic of Maldives (as on 01 May 2020, 5:25 PM)
  6. Ministry of Health & Population, Govt. of Nepal (28 April 2020, 4:12 PM)
  7. COVID19 Portal, Govt. of Pakistan (01 May 2020, 07:33 PM)
  8. Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Govt. of Sri Lanka (01 May 2020, 09:00 PM)

 

The entire report can be downloaded from here: Daily Analysis Report of SAARC COVID-19 Mortality and Recovery Rates on 01 May 2020.

 

On 30 April 2020, that India’s COVID-19 Mortality was 3.20% on 30 April 2020, higher than the SAARC Average 2.76%. The Daily Analysis Report of SAARC COVID-19 Mortality and Recovery Rates on 30 April 2020 can be read here.

on 29 April 2020, Afghanistan’s COVID-19 Mortality was 3.28%, higher than the SAARC Average 2.76%. The Daily Analysis Report of SAARC COVID-19 Mortality and Recovery Rates on 29 April 2020 can be read here.

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