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794,842

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495,960

Recovered

21,623

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Lessons Maharashtra can learn from Kerala to combat Covid - 19


With the inception of Covid-19 cases in India, Maharashtra and Kerala both had the same number of positive corona cases, 122 and 120, respectively. But with strict restrictions and awareness, Kerala has been successful in flattening its curve by securing a lower rank in the number of cases. However, Maharashtra is crossing 65,000 cases whereas Kerala’s current Covid-19 count is still 1,208 with only 9 deaths overall. Strategies undertook Kerala in the past years has had an experience of disasters, whether it is 2018 floods or 2015 Ebola virus. So, now when a virus-like Covid-19 hit the Indian soil, it was quite easy for the state authorities to deal with the crisis. In terms of conducting tests and laboratories, Kerala has conducted 401 tests per million. But Maharashtra has carried out 298 tests per million. These comparisons clearly reflect how Kerala has succeeded in capturing the coronavirus. Hence, the fact that Maharashtra has the highest fatality rate in the country is not totally unpredictable. While Kerala’s average population density is 859 per sq km and Mumbai is 27,411 per sq km. Hence, the comparison between two vastly different states is entirely inappropriate, if compared. Therefore, the inequality in the distribution of space in these localities has to be taken into consideration. Contagion virus-like Covid-19 is impossible to restrict in the overcrowded areas of Mumbai and the strategies have to be different. Spread of virus in states On the other hand, the virus in Kerala to some extent has been visible in its early stage which helped in blocking the spread of the virus. Moreover, the movement of the virus in Kerala hasn’t been so dynamic as compared to other states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. This is one of the reasons for the state like Kerala to have a triumphant result over the deadly virus. Overall in a city like Mumbai, a Kerala model is impossible. However, Kerala has come forward to aid Mumbai in the form of doctors and healthcare workers. A team of 16 doctors from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram will be supporting Mumbai’s Seven Hills Hospital, followed by 100 more doctors and nurses who have volunteered to help in the crisis. A state like Kerala has come out like a phoenix wherein the best practices implemented by the state can be learnt and followed by others as well.

STATES AFFECTED

Sources: WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC of the PRC, JHU CSSE, DXY, QQ, and various international media

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States Confirmed Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra 230,599 127,259 9,667
Tamil Nadu 126,581 78,161 1,765
Delhi 107,051 82,226 3,258
Gujarat 39,280 27,742 2,009
Uttar Pradesh 32,362 21,127 862
Karnataka 31,105 12,835 488
Telangana 30,946 18,192 331
West Bengal 25,911 16,826 854
Andhra Pradesh 23,814 12,154 277
Rajasthan 22,563 17,070 491
Haryana 19,364 14,505 287
Madhya Pradesh 16,341 12,232 634
Assam 14,601 9,148 27
Bihar 13,978 9,792 109
Odisha 11,201 7,407 67
Jammu and Kashmir 9,501 5,695 154
Punjab 7,140 4,945 183
Kerala 6,535 3,708 28
State Unassigned 4,385 0 0
Chhattisgarh 3,666 2,903 15
Uttarakhand 3,305 2,672 46
Jharkhand 3,268 2,210 23
Goa 2,151 1,273 9
Tripura 1,789 1,338 1
Manipur 1,450 799 0
Puducherry 1,200 619 16
Himachal Pradesh 1,140 833 10
Ladakh 1,055 915 1
Nagaland 673 304 0
Chandigarh 523 403 7
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 456 205 1
Arunachal Pradesh 302 120 2
Mizoram 203 143 0
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 156 83 0
Sikkim 134 71 0
Meghalaya 113 45 1
Lakshadweep 0 0 0

* Cases identified on a cruise ship currently in Japanese territorial waters.

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