Media Report based Non Virus Deaths

There are many deaths (Suicide, due to lockdown, lathicharge, hunger ,during migration etc) reported from the field which are related to COVID-19 disease but are not attributed to virus. Community (see credits) has collected them and organized them.

Before using this data, please note the following:

  1. This is based on media reports
  2. We only archive, scrape and parse the data


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Raw Data

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Web Archive of media

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Parsed Data

Parsed data in the form of JSON is availabe inside data. We update once a day. It has data since 2020-03-25

  "id": "2020-03-25|non_virus_deaths|17",
  "key": "2020-03-25|non_virus_deaths|17",
  "value": {
    "_id": "2020-03-25|non_virus_deaths|17",
    "_rev": "3-3381b76df61bff8c3b28276a1cffad27",
    "type": "non_virus_deaths",
    "location": "Rasingapuram",
    "district": "Theni",
    "state": "KL",
    "incident_date": "2020-03-24",
    "deaths": 4,
    "reason": [
      "Forest fire",
    "source_date": "2020-03-25",
    "source_link": " and",
    "source": ""

deaths : no of deaths reported in this specific incident report


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