Impression of COVID-19 on the Life Years of Inhabitants in Tamil Nadu, India
COVID-19 posed a threat to humankind’s ability to live and survive. The excessive infection and fatality would result in a fall in life expectancy. The pioneer study in India concluded that the lagged case fatality rate was fluctuating in the early days of infection. It was projected that if infection reaches 0.5 percent by the end of 2020, the longevity reduction would be 0.8 years (Mohanty et al., 2020). As of December 26th, 2021 Tamil Nadu stood fourth with the most epidemic cases in the country. COVID-19 has an estimated incidence rate of 25 per 1000 in India. Tamil Nadu was one of the states registering an incidence rate higher than the national average
(36 per 1000). The paper examines the effect of COVID-19 on life expectancy. The infection rate of the disease was higher among the males (59%) than the females (41%). The high old-age dependency ratio in the state has resulted in high fatalities among the elderly.
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