According to covid19india.org, which uses state bulletins and official Twitter handles to update their numbers 4-6 times a day, India has crossed 5,000 COVID-19 cases. Its website is reporting 5,035 cases and 143 deaths as of 5 minutes ago.
India has become the 24th country in the world with 5,000 cases (it was the 27th to cross 4,000 cases, so the Incidence Rate is now definitely higher than the rest of the world). The rank in terms of number of deaths is 26.
It has taken India just 2 days to move from 4,000 to 3,000 cases, the same time it had taken to move from 2,000 to 3,000 cases and from 3,000 to 4,000 cases, whereas it had taken four days to move from 1,000 to 2,000 cases.
At the growth rate that India has seen in the past 15 days, India is likely have 10,000+ cases by 12th April, just 5 days from today.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is doing everything he can from the Coronavirus Pandemic affecting India as much as 40-odd other much worse affected countries, a fact well recognised by many world leaders, it is a real shame that some opposition parties/politicians and their supporters (or those who are not opposition supporters but still hate Modi regardless) continue to make fun of his ideas and initiatives by doing things like tweeting nonsense with the hashtag #डरपोक_मोदी and organisations such as the Tablighi Jamaat helped spread the disease by not following rules and regulations.
LATEST UPDATES (at 1:45 pm UTC):
- The world now has over 1.363 million cases
- The global death toll has crossed 76,300
- USA death toll will cross 11,000 tonight.
- France will most likely become the 5th country with 100,000+ cases by tonight or latest by tomorrow
- Netherlands will most likely become the 12th country with over 20,000 cases
- 17 countries have over 10,000 cases
The no. of countries with 5000+ cases is 24 (up from 16 on 31st March)
30 countries have 4000+ cases (up from 29 on 6th April)
34 countries have 3000+ cases (same as 6th April)
44 countries have 2000+ cases (up from 30 on 31st March)
61 countries have 1000+ cases (up from 44 on 31st March)
- Belgium became the ninth country with over 2,000 deaths
- 10 countries have 1000+ deaths (same as 3rd April)
- 14 countries have 500+ deaths (up from 13 on 3rd April)
- 28 countries have 100+ deaths (up from 23 on 3rd April)