I have been doing Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 52 days and have written 121 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 52 days.
According to covid19india.org, which uses state bulletins and official Twitter handles to update their numbers 4-6 times a day, India has crossed 50,000 COVID-19 cases. Its website is reporting 52,340 cases and 1,768 deaths as of a few minutes ago. Based on this number, in terms of rank in number of cases, India is now at No.13 (up from No.22 on April 14).
India has become the 15th country in the world with 25,000+ cases (it was 24th to cross 5,000 cases, 22nd to cross 10,000, 17th to cross 15,000 and 20,000 cases, and 16th to cross 25,000, 30,000 and 40,000 cases). The rank in terms of number of deaths is No. 17 (it was 19 when India crossed 25,000 cases).
In terms of states, Maharashtra leads with 16,758 cases and 651 deaths, followed by Gujarat with 6,625 cases and 396 deaths, Delhi with 5,104 cases and 65 deaths, Tamil Nadu with 4,829 cases and 35 deaths, Rajasthan with 3,240 cases and 90 deaths, Madhya Pradesh with 3,138 cases and 176 deaths, and UP with 2,880 cases and 56 deaths. Maharashtra would rank No.29 in the world in no. of cases if it were a country.
West Bengal, which is bigger than Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh by population (and obviously far bigger than Delhi) seems to be suppressing data, supposedly for political benefits. This has not only been covered extensively by Indian media but also by international media. West Bengal has only reported 1,456 cases and 144 deaths.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government are doing everything they can to prevent the Coronavirus Pandemic from affecting India as much as some worse affected countries, a fact that has been well recognised by many world leaders several times in the past few weeks, it is a 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.
However, it is good to see that most state Chief Ministers are partnering with Modi and the Government of India to help save our lives, such as agreeing to a 14-day extension (though with some relaxations) to the first 40 days of almost-complete lockdown.
LATEST UPDATES (at 4:00 pm UTC):
- The world has crossed 3.766 million cases
- The Top 20 countries have together crossed 3.2 million cases
- The global death toll is over 260,400
- Spain became the 2nd country (after USA) to cross 250,000 cases, Iran the 10th to cross 100,000 cases, and Peru the 13th to cross 50,000 cases
- 7 countries have crossed 150,000 cases (up from 1 on April 8)
- 11 countries have crossed 75,000 cases (up from 4 on April 3)
- 15 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
- 21 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
- 32 countries have crossed 15,000 cases (up from 16 on April 16)
- 39 countries have crossed 10,000 cases (up from 23 on April 16)
- 47 countries have crossed 7,500 cases (up from 26 on April 16)
54 countries have crossed 5,000 cases (up from 20 on April 16)
- USA became the first country to cross 70,000 deaths and Canada the 12th country to cross 4,000 deaths
- 5 countries have crossed 25,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 10 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
- 15 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
- 22 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)
- 30 countries have crossed 500 deaths (up from 16 on April 16)