I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 108 days and have written 172 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 108 days.
The world has reached the much-feared milestone of 10 million (1 crore) Covid-19 cases. This means that about 1 in every 779 people on our planet have tested positive for the deadly pandemic.
More than a quarter of the global cases are from USA alone; more than half are from the Top 4 countries — USA, Brazil, Russia and India; almost two-thirds are from the Top 10 countries; and over 80% are from the 19 countries that have reported over 100,000 cases.
Over 30% of the cases are from North America, over 24% from Europe, over 21.5% from Asia, and over 20% from Central & South America. Central & South America has witnessed the highest relative growth in the last 15 days.
A little under 5% of those affected have succumbed to the deadly disease. About 57,700 patients are in critical or serious condition. About 38% of the deaths are from Europe, about 33% from North America, about 16% from Central & South America, and about 10.75% from Asia.
It took 13 days for the world to move from 1 million to 2 million (10 lakh to 20 lakh) cases, 12 days to 3 million cases, again 12 days to 4 million, 11 days to 5 million, 9 days to 6 million, again 9 days to 7 million, 8 days to 8 million cases, 7 days to 9 million cases, and now only 6 days to move to 10 million (1 crore) cases.
Some of the deadliest pandemics of the last 10 years 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 (HIV) (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 (World Health Organization) was just 18,449.
Though the Coronavirus Pandemic is unlikely to reach anywhere close to the infection or death count of the Spanish Flu or AIDS, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is already over 6.12 times higher that of the H1N1 Swine Flu.
The global death count from COVID-19 is already more than 27 times higher than the number of lab-confirmed H1N1 Swine Flu deaths reported to the WHO and is now only 15-16 days away from reaching the maximum estimated death count of H1Ni.
USA’s death count from COVID-19 has already crossed the country’s death count from the Hong Kong Flu as well as the Asian Flu.
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LATEST UPDATES (at 6:10 pm UTC; June 27, 2020):
- The world has crossed 10.0 million cases
- The global death toll is over 498,950
- With 529,331 cases and 16,102 deaths. India is No.4 in the world in cases and No.8 in deaths. Maharashtra state, with 159,133 cases and 7,273 deaths, would rank No.17 in cases and No.15 in deaths if it were a country
- Colombia became the 21st country to overtake China
- 8 countries have crossed 250,000 cases (up from 0 on April 1)
- 16 countries have crossed 150,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 19 countries have crossed 100,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
- 30 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
- 46 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
- 58 countries have crossed 15,000 cases (up from 16 on April 16)
- 66 countries have crossed 10,000 cases (up from 23 on April 16)
- Chile became the 18th country to cross 5,000 deaths
- Pakistan became the 21st country to cross 4,000 deaths
- 2 countries have crossed 50,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 7 countries have crossed 25,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 9 countries have crossed 10,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 18 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
- 24 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
- 36 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)
- 49 countries have crossed 500 deaths (up from 16 on April 16)