# Covid / India

by stan livedeath 36 Replies latest social current

• ##### stan livedeath

whereas China ( where it all started )--with a similar population to India--has had 4,600 deaths.

strange that.

• ##### ThomasCovenant

Anony Mous

You said that Tuberculosis kills 190 out of every 100,000 in India. Have you got a link/source for that? Did you mean 19 out of 100,000? Or did you mean 190 out of 100,000 have TB?

I'm not that good at maths but I think it would mean that out of a population of 1.366 billion Indians that nearly 2.6 million would die from TB. According to Wikipedia it's 220,000 per year.

• ##### ThomasCovenant

Anony Mous,

You said that Covid in India kills less than 7 out of 100,000. Do you have a link/source for that?

Looking at https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

gives a figure of approx 202,000 deaths from Covid in India which according to my calculations is nearly 15 out of 100,000, which is getting close to the TB figure of 19 per 100,000.

• ##### stan livedeath

gives a figure of approx 202,000 deaths from Covid in India which according to my calculations is nearly 15 out of 100,000, which is getting close to the TB figure of 19 per 100,000.

what--15 out of 100,000 population ? that cant possibly be right.

or is it 15 out of 100,000 positive cases--which is also not right.

• ##### pistolpete

what--15 out of 100,000 population ? that cant possibly be right.

or is it 15 out of 100,000 positive cases--which is also not right.

It's starting to get complicated!

• ##### ThomasCovenant

Stan Livedeath

202,000 deaths out of a population of 1.366 billion

is approximately 15 deaths for every 100,000 people

And looking again,

the deaths from tuberculosis at 220,000 out of a population of 1.366 billion

is approximately 16 deaths for every 100,000 people. Nearly on a par.

Hence my confusion with Anony Mous's figures.

• ##### Anony Mous

Depends on the statistics you're looking at. According to PubMed, TB kills about 480,000 persons in India every year which would put them at 32/100k annually. Tuberculosis death rate (per 100000 people) in India was reported at 32 in 2019, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators.

Regarding the TB, I was indeed incorrect, misquoted from a source, that was not annually.

The statistics quoted on COVID are annualized. COVID has been going on for 1.5 years if you didn't notice, you can't make a comparison of all deaths in India and give it as an annual rate. Look at the number in 2020 and then the number is 7/100,000.