Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to the direct health impact of COVID-19 in India, 2020

Last updated on 1-4-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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COVID-19 has affected all countries. Its containment represents a unique challenge for India due to a large population (> 1.38 billion) across a wide range of population densities. Assessment of the COVID-19 disease burden is required to put the disease impact into context and support future pandemic policy development. Here, we present the national-level burden of COVID-19 in India in 2020 that accounts for differences across urban and rural regions and across age groups. Input data were collected from official records or published literature. The proportion of excess COVID-19 deaths wa…

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