Epidemiology of COVID-19 mortality in Nepal: An analysis of the National Health Emergency Operation Center data

In this analysis of the National Health Emergency Operations Center data, the pattern of COVID-19 deaths during 1st wave vs 2nd wave of COVID-19 has been described. Here are key takeaways from this article co-authored by GLOHMED researchers: 📍2nd wave (Delta variant B.1.617.2) 3X more fatal than 1st wave. 📍Disproportionate distribution of deaths across region and age. 📍Increased mobility cross-border and within Nepal, a potential contributor. 📍Improved reporting systems as the pandemic progressed, likely a confounding factor for higher deaths in the 2nd wave.

Full article here: https://doi.org/10.1002/puh2.127