I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 117 days and have written 183 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 117 days.
The data in this map (courtesy mapchart.net) pertains to 1:30 am UTC, and includes 45 countries which have reported a minimum of 30,000 Covid cases. These 45 countries put together comprise almost 93.8% of all cases worldwide.
Of the 45 countries, only one — Qatar — had over 35,000 Cases per Million residents (CPMs). Let’s call this Group 1. It is probably not even visible on the map, being so small, but if you look closely, it is between Saudi Arabia in light orange and Iran in yellow.
The next 6 (Group 2), with between 8,840 and 15,458 CPM, are in red, and include — in order of highest to lowest CPMs — Chile, Kuwait, Peru, Oman, USA and Panama.
Thus, of the 7 countries with the highest CPMs, 3 each are in Central & South America and the Middle East, with USA being the only exception.
Next come 6 countries (Group 3) in dark orange, with between 6,017 and 7,657 CPMs, and include — in order of highest to lowest CPMs — Singapore, Brazil, Sweden, Belarus, Spain and Saudi Arabia.
The next 6 countries (Group 4), with between 3,996 and 5,341 CPMs, are in light orange colour, and include Belgium, UAE, Russia, Portugal, UK and Italy.
The next 10 countries in yellow (Group 5), with between 2,512 and 3,728 CPMs, are Switzerland, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, South Africa, Bolivia, Netherlands, Iran, Canada, France and Kazakhstan.
Thus, of the 29 countries with the highest CPMs, 11 are in Europe, 7 in Central & South America and 6 in the Middle East. The others include USA, Singapore, South Africa, Canada and Kazakhstan.
The next 6 countries (Group 6) in blue, with between 1,503 and 2,439 CPMs, are Turkey, Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Iraq.
Next come 5 countries (Group 7) in a bluish-green colour, with between 735 and 1,109 CPMs. These are — in order of highest to lowest CPMs — Ukraine, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Poland, Afghanistan and Egypt.
The next 4 countries in green (Group 8), with 233–160 CPMs, are India, Philippines and Indonesia.
Finally comes the great nation China, which has miraculously only reported 58 CPMs (as if anyone believes them. Even though I wanted to give China the black colour, I have given it dark green so that the map doesn’t look bad with such a large black patch.
Does the disease have a regional bias? Or does the answer lie in the Testing Rate?
The 12 countries which have tested a minimum of 9.3% of their population are all in Groups 1 to 4. Similarly, 12 of the 15 countries which have tested less than 1.7% of their population are in Groups 6 to 8.
I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
India (506) has the 4th lowest CPMs of these 45 countries, after Philippines (404), Indonesia (233) and China (58) and the 7th lowest testing rate.
Only 5 countries — Mexico, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Egypt — have higher CPMs but lower testing rate than India.
OTHER COVID-19 HEADLINES:
- India overtakes Russia to become World No.3 in Covid-19 Cases
- India’s Maharashtra state crossed 200,000 (2 lakh) cases.
- Peru overtook Spain to reach the No.5 position in cases. Peru also crossed 300,000 cases. Four South & Central American countries are now in the Top 9.
- Mexico became the 9th country to cross 250,000 cases as well as the 5th country to cross 30,000 deaths.
- Saudi Arabia overtook Turkey to reach the No.13 position in cases.
- South Africa became the 25th country to cross 3,000 deaths. At average 7,618 cases per day, South Africa is at the No.4 position in new cases worldwide in the past 10 days, after USA, Brazil and India.
- Argentina became the 23rd country to cross 75,000 cases. More than ⅓ of its cases have been added in the last 10 days.
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LATEST UPDATES (at 3:15 am UTC; 6 July 2020):
- The world has crossed 11.556 million cases
- The global death toll is over 536,750
- With 697,836 cases and 19,700 deaths. India is No.3 in the world in cases and No.8 in deaths. Maharashtra state, with 206,619 cases and 8,822 deaths, would rank No.14 in cases and No.14 in deaths if it were a country
- 4 countries have crossed 600,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
- 9 countries have crossed 250,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 18 countries have crossed 150,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 20 countries have crossed 100,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
- 32 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
- 51 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
- 2 countries have crossed 64,500 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 7 countries have crossed 25,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 11 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)
- 25 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
- 37 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)