There have been 24000 deaths in last six months in Delhi but these deaths are not from Corona but from pollution.
According to data from IQAir AirVisual and Greenpeace, pollution has also caused a loss of 26,230 crores in Delhi which is 5.8 percent of Delhi’s total GDP.
Pollution levels in Delhi have been satisfactory for the last three months, so it is surprising that in the first 6 months of 2020, there have been 24,000 deaths in Delhi alone.
According to Greenpeace, an organization working on the environment, despite the lockdown, pollution has caused 24,000 deaths in Delhi in the last 6 months while in Mumbai the death toll is 14,000.
These figures have been derived by combining pollution and health data to estimate the physical and economic losses from PM2.5 and NO2 emissions from 1 January 2020 to now.
Avinash Chanchal, Climate Campaigner at Greenpeace India, said that if PM2.5 is more than 20, then the number of people dying of lung cancer increases by 25%.
Avinash Chanchal said that in the last 6 months, 4000 new cases of asthma have come to Delhi. The study was conducted in 28 cities and Delhi was the most affected.
The study said that people who live in more polluted cities are at greater risk of corona.