Declining COVID-19 Mortality with the Lockdown in India

  • Ankur Gupta Consultant, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group. and MTech Scholar-Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation and Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-Roorkee), Uttarakhand, India.
  • Geeta Singh Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Keywords: COVID Immunity, COVID-19, Migrants, COVID Mortality, India, Lockdown


Background & Objectives: Nationwide lockdown was imposed in India to contain the spread of COVID-19, -which had its own associated benefits. Though lockdown caused substantial losses to the various sectors of people, but it served the very purpose for which it was imposed in the nation in an indirect way and the same has been discussed in this article. This article has been developed with a view of reflecting the impact of disease and declining COVID mortality further to the imposition of lockdown in India.

Methods: An exploratory research technique was used for studying the impact of lockdown on mortality rate due to COVID-19 by conducting data analysis on openly available situation reports of the WHO. Further, the adverse impacts of COVID-19 on migrants, women, and children have been discussed in this article.

Results: Though the positive cases of COVID-19 are rising with the removal of the lockdown but the mortality rate is continuously reducing post the completion of lockdown. Also, the article reveals that the most adversely affected due to the disease in India are migrants, women, and children.

Interpretations and Conclusions: India, having a population of more than 200 million, has got the lowest COVID mortality rate among the countries with a population of more than 200 million. The COVID-19 mortality rate in India started declining further to the imposition of lockdown. All sections of the society got substantially impacted by the pandemic but the ones majorly impacted are women, children and migrant workers. The economical shortfall due to imposed lockdown and pandemic is recovering at a gradually increasing rate but still the COVID precautionary measures need to be adopted by all, till the government asks for not following the same.

How to cite this article:
Gupta A, Singh G. Declining COVID-19 Mortality with the Lockdown in India. J Commun Dis. 2021; 53(2): 76-81.



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