Estimates of the Severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Model-based Analysis

April 13, 2020

Case fatality ratios, or the number of infected persons who die from it, are a key indicator used to understand the severity and threat of a disease. However, both deliberate underreporting as well as limited testing can affect the accuracy of the data, affecting the quality of decisions based on these numbers. This paper by Verity et al., 2020, published in The Lancet provides a methodology to correct for these biases, and provides a validated CFR for China.


Get us to the finish line of completing a 90-bed hospital for Government of Karnataka

Swasti is setting up a 90 bed modular hospital within the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, which will function as part of the existing Institute. This facility will be used for care provision for COVID in the coming year and in future will provide care for people who come to this facility; it is right next to 2 other Govt. hospitals (NIMHANS and Sanjay Gandhi Trauma Centre)

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