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Jul 31, 2020 16 tweets 7 min read
0/N #thread 👇I was a bit surprised to find Delhi's high sero-positivity rate (23.48%) in early July, and the low infection fatality rate (IFR) of 0.06%. My curiosity led to this short paper on #COVID-19 in #Delhi.… 1/N Delhi's IFR of 0.06% is significantly lower than the estimates for China(0.66%),New York(1.45%), France(0.5%), Lombardia (1%),Spain (1.1%) and Geneva(0.64%). One reason to expect this is that COVID-19 impacts the elderly with comorbidities, and India's population is younger.
Apr 3, 2020 16 tweets 16 min read
1/n A little thread on the impact of #9baje9minute on the Indian #Electricity #grid @PosocoIndia @MinOfPower

From @PosocoIndia o data #India's #power #demand at 19:00 hours in the last three #Sundays:

29 March: 110632 Gigawatts (GW)
22 March: 125000 GW
15 March: 144258 GW 2/n #Power #demand at 19:00 hours on similar Sundays last year:
31 March 2019: 149361
07 April 2019: 150735

#lockdown has reduced demand by 35-40 GW primarily as a result of the partial closure of industries and commercial establishments