I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 109 days and have written 173 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 109 days.
Yesterday, India reported its highest daily count of 20,131 new Covid cases, the first time that the country breached the 20,000 mark. The previous highest count was 18,276 cases on the previous day (June 26) and the highest count prior to that was 18,185 cases on June 25. This means that, in 3 days, India has set 3 new daily records.
In the last 5 days, India has averaged 17,825 daily cases, compared to 14,637 cases in the 5 days prior to that (June 18-22) and 11,532 cases in the previous 5 days (june 13-17).
Like I have been saying persistently in many of my posts on the subject, the high case count is a direct result of more testing by India. The last 3 days also recorded the highest number of tests at 231,095 on June 27, 220,479 on June 26 and 215,446 on June 25.
India’s western neighbour Pakistan reported 4,072 new cases this morning, taking up its total tally to 202,955 (2.03 lakh) cases. Pakistan is the 12th country to cross 200,000 cases.
It took 86 days to reach its first 50,000 cases, 17 days to reach 100,000 cases, 9 days to reach 150,000 cases and 10 days to reach 200,000 cases. The growth of the spread of Covid-19 seems to have slowed down in Pakistan, if its government is not fudging figures.
Amongst the 12 countries which have crossed 200,000 cases, Pakistan’s Fatality Rate (percentage of people dying due to the disease) — at 2.03% — is the second lowest after Russia (1.43%).
In fact, for some strange reason, Islamic countries generally seem to have lower fatality rates than non-Muslim countries. Amongst the top 30 countries in terms of the number of cases, Qatar has the lowest fatality rate of 0.117%, Saudi Arabia is at 0.844%, Bangladesh is at 1.265%, Pakistan is at 2.03%, Turkey is at 2.604%, and Egypt is at 4.175% — compared to an average of 5.311% for all 30 countries. Only Indonesia with 5.15% comes close to the average.
France has the highest fatality rate of 18.28%, followed by Belgium at 15.9%, Italy at 14.46%, Mexico at 12.4, and the Netherlands at 12.19%.
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LATEST UPDATES (at 6:00 am UTC; June 28, 2020):
- The world has crossed 10.087 million cases
- The global death toll is over 501,400
- With 529,577 cases and 16,103 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
- Pakistan became the 12th country to cross 200,000 cases
- 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)
- 47 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
- 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)