Picture, few words: Regional disparities in covid severity

DL, CT, MH are worst-3; RoI falls into two groups; Sharp deterioration all around

Same metric: deaths per crore people as indicator of covid severity.

Same method: calculated metric for 22 most populous states.

Reference: India was at 8.5 at 2020 peak, is at 16 now (Western country data in table).

Messages:

Delhi is off the charts, literally, at 146. 2x of its prior peak (also, way worse than RoI).

Maharashtra (46), Chattisgarh (68) continue to fare poorly.

Punjab moved from worst-3 to next group.

Within RoI, 7-states, accounting for 18% of population, fare worse than India average.

Next-7 are at 21 (range: 16 to 31), compared to 11 at 2020 peak.

12-states, accounting for 68% of population, fare better than India average.

Best-12 are at 6.2 (range: 2 to 9), compared to 4.4 at 2020 peak.

Surprisingly, 7 of 12 are faring better than at 2020 peak. These include Andhra, Assam, J&K, Kerala, Orissa, TN and West Bengal.

Even more surprisingly, 4 of these 7 are election states. Go figure.

Outside of worst-3 states, India faring better than USA, Germany, France.