Yes, the world has crossed three million COVID-19 cases. USA by itself will reach one million cases tonight.
It took 7 days to move from 0.5 million to 1.0 million cases, 6 days from 1.0 million to 1.5 million, 7 days from 1.5 million to 2.0 million, and 6 days from 2.0 million to 2.5 million. It has taken only 5 days to move from 2.5 million to 3.0 million cases.
Some of the deadliest pandemics of the last century were:
SPANISH FLU (1918-20) infected 500 million people, about a quarter of the world’s population at the time. The death toll was anywhere from 40 million to 100 million, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in history.
AIDS (1981-present), which peaked between the years 2005 and 2012, has claimed an estimated 30-36 million lives in the past 39 years.
ASIAN FLU (1957-58), which had its roots in China, resulted in 1 to 2 million deaths worldwide, with 116,000 in the USA alone.
HONG KONG FLU (1968-70), caused by an H3N2 strain of the influenza A virus, caused about 1 million deaths, including about 100,000 in USA alone.
The H1N1 SWINE FLU (2009-2010), which originated in Mexico, infected 700 million to 1.4 billion people (10.2 to 20.4% of the then world population), though the number of confirmed cases were only 1,632,710. This Swine Flu pandemic is estimated to have killed between 180,000 and 575,000 people, though the number of lab-confirmed deaths reported to the WHO was just 18,449.
Though the Coronavirus Pandemic is unlikely to reach anywhere close to the infection or death count of the Spanish Flu, AIDS, the Asian Flu, or the Hong Kong Flu, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is already 84% higher that of the H1N1 Swine Flu, and it certainly looks like COVID-19 will take more lives than the Swine Flu.
LATEST UPDATES (at 09:00 am UTC):
- The world has crossed 3.004 million cases
- The global death toll is over 207,100
- India has reached 28,087 cases and 886 deaths as per covid19india.org In terms of rank in no. of cases, India is at No.16 (up from No.22 on April 14).
- Maharashtra, with 8,068 cases, would rank No.39 in the world if it were a country
- 6 countries have crossed 125,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 10 countries have crossed 75,000 cases (up from 4 on April 3)
- 17 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
- 24 countries have crossed 15,000 cases (up from 16 on April 16)
- 35 countries have crossed 10,000 cases (up from 23 on April 16)
- 41 countries have crossed 7,500 cases (up from 26 on April 16)
48 countries have crossed 5,000 cases (up from 20 on April 16)
- 5 countries have 20,000+ deaths (up from just 1 on April 3)
- 8 countries have 5000+ deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
- 13 countries have 2500+ deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
- 17 countries have 1000+ deaths (up from 10 on April 3)
- 27 countries have 500+ deaths (up from 16 on April 16)