India crosses 800,000 (8 lakh) Cases

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I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 121 days and have written 190 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 121 days.

India is the 3rd country in the world (after the USA and Brazil) to cross 800,000 (8 lakh) COVID-19 cases.

It was the 11th country to cross 100,000 (1 lakh) cases, 7th to cross 200,000 cases, 4th to cross 300,000, 400,000, 500,000 and 600,000 cases and 3rd to cross 700,000 (7 lakh) cases.

It took 109 days for India to cross the first 100,000 (1 lakh) cases, 15 days to cross 200,000 cases, 10 days to cross 300,000 cases, 8 days to cross 400,000 cases, 6 days to cross 500,000 cases, 5 days to cross 600,000 as well as 700,000 cases, and now only 4 days to cross 800,000 (8 lakh) cases.

India will cross the 1 million (10 lakh) case milestone in 8 days (July 18) if the testing rate remains at the same levels as the past 4 days.

In the last 14 days, India has recorded 21,691 average daily cases. The previous 14 days’ average was 13,778. In the last 14 days, India has accounted for 11.3% of total worldwide cases and 9.62% of total deaths. In the last 7 days, India has accounted for 11.93% of total worldwide cases and 10.18% of total deaths.

The Greater Mumbai Metropolitan Region has reported over 133,000 Covid cases, of which 89,124 are from Mumbai city alone. The National Capital Region (sometimes also referred to as Greater Delhi) has reported over 125,000 cases, of which 107,051 are from Delhi city (state) alone. Greater Chennai has reported over 80,000 cases.

About 62.3% of cases in India have recovered, which is higher than the global recovery rate of 58.33%. India’s Fatality Rate (percentage of deaths) at 2.71% is much lower than the global Fatality Rate of 4.49%.

India has only tested ~0.8% of its population. The two countries with more cases than India have done far more testing — USA has tested ~12.1% of its population, or ~15.2 times India’s testing rate; and Brazil has tested ~2.12% of its population, or ~2.66 times India’s testing rate. The UK has tested 1/6th of its population.

Excluding India, the Top 29 countries in number of cases have tested average ~5.8% of their population, or ~7.26 times that of India.

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Only Pakistan (0.69%), Bangladesh (0.56%), Mexico (0.54%), Indonesia (0.37%) and Egypt (0.14%) have tested lesser percentages of their population than India.

Despite ramping up testing by 34.6% in the last 14 days compared to the previous 14 days, India still needs to ramp us testing even more to catch up with MOST of the rest of the world. Do we really need to compare India with Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mexico, Indonesia and Egypt?

Are PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan —as well as CMs of states — conscious of the above testing data comparisons?


  • USA crossed 3.2 million (32 lakh) cases
  • Brazil crossed 1.75 million (17.5 lakh) cases
  • Spain became the 7th country to cross 300,000 (3 lakh) cases
  • Iran became the 10th country to cross 250,000 (2.5 lakh) cases
  • Pakistan overtook Italy to reach the No.11 rank in cases
  • USA’s 4th largest state New York crossed 425,000 cases
  • USA’s largest state California crossed 300,000 cases
  • South Africa overtook Saudi Arabia to reach the No.13 rank in cases (it was at the No. 17 rank just 8 days ago)
  • Argentina became the 22nd country to overtake China
  • Pakistan became the 19th country to cross 5,000 deaths


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LATEST UPDATES (at 2:30 pm UTC; 10 July 2020):

  • The world has crossed 12.442 million cases
  • The global death toll is over 558,500
  • With 804,861 cases and 21,776 deaths. India is No.3 in the world in cases and No.8 in deaths. Maharashtra state, with 230,599 cases and 9,667 deaths, would rank No.14 in cases and No.13 in deaths if it were a country
  • 4 countries have crossed 700,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 10 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)
  • 21 countries have crossed 100,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
  • 37 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
  • 53 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
  • 2 countries have crossed 69,000 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)
  • 19 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
  • 26 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
  • 38 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)


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