‘Death is lagging indicator, comes 2-3 weeks after case numbers climb’: Virologist Gagandeep Kang

Vellore (Tamil Nadu), May 25 (ANI): Top virologist and member of SC-appointed committee on medical oxygen Dr Gagandeep Kang said that as numbers of COVID cases have stabilised the death numbers should also start to taper off. She asserted that death is lagging indicator and it comes 2-3 weeks after the case numbers climb. “Death is lagging indicator, it comes 2-3 weeks after case numbers climb. Now that the numbers have stabilised, we should expect deaths to also stabilise and start to taper off. If they don't, there's issue with some aspect of our reporting systems,” said Dr Gagandeep Kang.