Coronavirus lockdown curbs averted 78,000 deaths, 2.9 million infections: Govt

Business Today | May 23, 2020 at 6:15 AM
  • The first two phases of coronavirus-induced lockdown were able to save up to 78,000 lives and avert as many as 29 lakh COVID-19 cases.
  • Assimilating estimates from 5 different studies, the study titled ‘Lockdown: India’s timely public health measure to fight COVID-19 pandemic’ stated that 14-29 lakh new cases were averted between the first half of nationwide lockdown.
  • Around 80 per cent deaths due to COVID-19 were concentrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi.