A tale of two cities

Topics Coronavirus | Mumbai | Delhi

The population of Mumbai under 24 wards }of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is around 12.9 million. That of the National Capital Territory of Delhi is about 17.7 million. This article examines how these two huge metropolises have dealt with the second wave of Covid-19 from February 9 till May 9, 2021. Charts A and B plot the daily data on the number of confirmed cases and Covid-related deaths. As is apparent, though the Covid wave was significant in both metropolises, Mumbai had a considerably lower number of reported cases of positivity — peaking at 11,206 cases.....

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