I have been doing Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 72 days and have written 125 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 72 days.
Memorial Day is a national holiday in USA for honouring and mourning the military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of summer in USA.
Being the last Monday of 2020, yesterday was observed as Memorial Day 2020 in USA. But something special happened yesterday, not just in USA, but worldwide. Not just USA report its lowest daily death count (505) due to Covid-19 since March 29 (497 deaths), but the total new deaths reported worldwide fell to 1,179, the lowest since March 19 (1,094 deaths). An average of 4,273 daily deaths were reported worldwide in the previous week, 4,479 in the previous two weeks, 4,680 in the previous three weeks, and 4,864 in the previous four weeks.
The 1,179 deaths yesterday (Monday) showed a whopping 58.3% decline from the 2,826 deaths reported globally on Sunday. The daily global death count of 2,826 on Sunday was already a huge 32.4% decline from the 4,183 deaths reported worldwide on Saturday. Even Saturday’s death count of 4,183 was a 20.4% lower than Friday’s count of 5,252. So, is this a new trend? Are we going to see fewer and fewer deaths going forward? Watch this space, as I will keep track.
LATEST UPDATES (at 12:30 pm UTC):
- The world has crossed 5.613 million cases
- The Top 20 countries have together crossed 4.702 million cases, which equals about 83.8% of the total cases worldwide
- The global death toll is over 348,400
- India has crossed 146,498 cases and 4,188 deaths as per covid19india.org
- In terms of rank in no. of cases, India is at No.10 (up from No.22 on April 14)
- India’s Maharashtra state, with 52,667 cases, would rank No.20 in the world if it were a country (up from No.44 on April 24)
- Pakistan overtook Belgium to reach No.18 rank in cases
- Qatar overtook Netherlands to reach No.20 rank in cases
- UAE overtook Portugal and Switzerland to reach No.27 rank in cases
- 9 countries have crossed 150,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 12 countries have crossed 100,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
- 19 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
- 29 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
- 42 countries have crossed 15,000 cases (up from 16 on April 16)
- 49 countries have crossed 10,000 cases (up from 23 on April 16)
- 58 countries have crossed 7,500 cases (up from 26 on April 16)
65 countries have crossed 5,000 cases (up from 20 on April 16)
- Iran became the 10th country to cross 7,500 deaths
- 5 countries have crossed 25,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 12 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
- 19 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
- 26 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)
- 36 countries have crossed 500 deaths (up from 16 on April 16)