4 What about the death rate?

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPOTLIGH­T -

That too has inched down in re­cent weeks (although this needs caveat­ing).

Death rates can be cal­cu­lated in dif­fer­ent ways. This col­umn has taken the so-called Case Fa­tal­ity Rate (CFR), which is the num­ber of deaths ex­pressed as the num­ber of cases. Some ex­perts sug­gest that a bet­ter way to cal­cu­late this would be to take the num­ber of cases two weeks back. In­deed, with 53.25% of the cases seen in In­dia be­ing recorded in the past two weeks, this seems log­i­cal. But we have stuck to the tra­di­tional way of cal­cu­lat­ing death rates. The chart here maps the death rate on a daily ba­sis since March 25.

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