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Daily Analysis Report of SAARC COVID-19 Mortality and Recovery Rates on 04 May 2020

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Abstract

This report intends to find out the mortality rates and recovery rates caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the SAARC region as on 04 May 2020.
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Daily Analysis Report of
SAARC COVID-19 Mortality and Recovery Rates
11:30 PM, 04 May 2020, Bangladesh Time
Report #6
By Enamul Hafiz Latifee1
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional
intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia. Its member
states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri
Lanka. The SAARC region comprises of over 21% of the world's population which remains
exposed towards COVID-19.
This report intends to find out the mortality rates and recovery rates caused by the novel
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at the SAARC region as on 04 May 2020.
Findings:
The SAARC Member States have reported 72,334 positive cases, a total of 1,998
deaths in the region, and 17,065 recovered cases as on 04 May 2020.
COVID-19 Mortality Rates of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives,
Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, are 2.92%, 1.79%, 0.00%, 3.24%, 0.18%, 0.00%,
2.30%, and 1.11% respectively on 04 May 2020.
The SAARC Average COVID-19 Mortality Rate is 2.75 on the date.
COVID-19 Recovery Rates of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives,
Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, are 13.41%, 11.93%, 71.43%, 27.46%, 3.14%, 21.33%,
27.21%, and 26.91% respectively on 04 May 2020.
The SAARC Average Recovery Rate is 24.73 on the date.
Table: SAARC COVID-19 Mortality Rate and Recovery Rate on 04 May 2020, at 11:30 PM,
Bangladesh time. Calculation: Latifee, E. H., 04 May 2020
Country
Total
Cases
Total
Deaths
Cases
Recovered
Total
Active Cases
COVID-19
Mortality
Rate
COVID-19
Recovery
Rate
Afghanistan
2,469
72
331
2,066
2.92%
13.41%
Bangladesh
10,143
182
1,210
8,751
1.79%
11.93%
Bhutan
7
0
5
2
0.00%
71.43%
India
42,836
1,389
11,761
29,686
3.24%
27.46%
Maldives
541
1
17
523
0.18%
3.14%
Nepal
75
0
16
59
0.00%
21.33%
Pakistan
20,708
476
5,635
14,597
2.30%
27.21%
Sri Lanka
721
8
194
519
1.11%
26.91%
Total/Average
77,500
2,128
19,169
56,203
2.75%
24.73%
Data Source (in order of countries):
1. WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (as reported on 01:00 PM, 04
May 2020)
1 Deputy Secretary (Research Associate), Trade Facilitation Department, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and
Industry
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2. Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research, Govt. of Bangladesh (as on
04 May 2020)
3. Ministry of Health, Royal Govt. of Bhutan (as on 04 May 2020)
4. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India (as on 04 May 2020 at 05:00 PM)
5. Ministry of Health, Republic of Maldives (as on 04 May 2020, 9:03 PM)
6. Ministry of Health & Population, Govt. of Nepal (04 May 2020, 4:12 PM)
7. COVID19 Portal, Govt. of Pakistan (04 May 2020, 04:10 PM)
8. Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Govt. of Sri Lanka (04 May 2020, 07:30 PM)
It is seen that India’s COVID-19 Mortality is 3.24% on 04 May 2020 which is higher than the
SAARC Average 2.75% (Figure-1).
Figure-1: COVID-19 Mortality Rate in the SAARC Member States. Calculation and
Illustration: Latifee, E. H., 04 May 2020.
It has been observed that Bhutan tops at the COVID-19 Recovery Rate in the SAARC region,
taking it to 71.43% on 04 May 2020 (Figure-2).
Figure-2: COVID-19 Recovery Rate in the SAARC Member States. Calculation and
Illustration: Latifee, E. H., 04 May 2020.
0.18%
0.00%
2.30%
1.11%
2.75%
COVID-19 Mortality Rate
13.41%
11.93%
71.43%
27.46%
3.14%
21.33%
27.21%
26.91%
24.73%
COVID-19 Recovery Rate
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Annex:
Formulae deployed for the calculation of the collected data are as below,
COVID-19 Mortality Rate= (Total Deaths/Total Cases)x100
COVID-19 Recovery Rate= (Cases Recovered/Total Cases)x100
Total Active Cases= Total Cases- (Total Deaths+ Cases Recovered)
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