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COVID-19 and Test Scores

Flatten the Curve

  • A public health strategy to slow down the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Flattening of the curve is a representation of the number of infected people needing health care over time.
  • Peak number of people requiring care at a time is reduced.
  • Preventing the healthcare system to not exceed its capacity.
Flattening the COVID-19 Curve
  • Social distancing is one of the mitigation techniques used.
    • Also called physical distancing.
    • A set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures.
    • These measures being taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease.
    • Maintaining a physical distance between people.
    • Reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other.

Worldometer and Coronavirus Pandemic

  • A reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics.
  • The website was launched on January 29,2008.
  • The name of the site changed from “Worldometers” to “Worldometer” in January 2020.
  • Owned and operated by data company Dadax.
  • It is managed by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers.
  • It is available in 34 languages and covers subjects such as:
    • World population
    • Government
    • Economics
    • Society
    • Media
    • Environment
    • Food
    • Water
    • Energy
    • Health

Private Covid-19 Tracker

  • Compares three days rolling averages.
  • In the beginning of the lockdown in India, the three-day average was 76.
  • On May 5 it was 3,060.
  • Recovery rate:
    • On May 5, the recovery rate stood at 27.41 % in India as per the Union Health Ministry.
    • The global average is 32 percent.
    • Peru recorded a recovery rate of 30 % very close to India.
  • With 1.27 tests per 1,000 populations, India now stands at the base of the testing spectrum in the world, above only to Bolivia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia and Mexico.
  • Countries like Senegal, Uganda, Zimbabwe and neighbouring Pakistan fare better than India in terms of testing figures.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 28, 2020

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