US, Brazil, India, South Africa play role in New World Record of 223,220 Cases

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I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 121 days and have written 188 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 121 days.

The world saw a new high of 223,220 Covid-19 cases yesterday, beating the earlier high of 213,778 cases recorded on July 3.

It was also the first time the 7-day Moving Average (7DMA) crossed 200,000 cases per day (see the graph). It was under 125,000 cases per day just a month ago. The last 3 days’ average has been 215,079 cases per day.

In the past several weeks, the highest daily count has been recorded on a Friday. Does this mean we will see another new high today? The wild zig-zags of the blue-coloured line you see on the graph are due to lower cases recorded in most countries on Sundays and Mondays, as a result of lower testing on Saturdays and Sundays.

Just 4 countries — USA, Brazil, India and South Africa — contributed 64.26% of the worldwide cases yesterday.

USA recorded its second highest daily tally of 61,067 cases, which was slightly below its all-time high of 61,848 cases on the previous day (July 8).

Brazil recorded 42,907 cases, but this was not amongst its 5 highest daily totals.

India recorded its highest daily tally of 25,790 cases. The earlier record was 25,571 cases on just the previous day (July 8). I saw some newspapers reporting that India recorded over 26,500 cases yesterday — I don’t know from where they get their data, but I have seen a lot of mis-reporting of Covid data by leading newspapers over the past month.

South Africa recorded its highest daily tally of 13,674 cases, which was 26% higher than its previous record of 10,853 cases on July 04. This African nation is the new hotbed for the Coronavirus pandemic and I am sure we will see a lot of news from there.


  • USA crossed 3.2 million (32 lakh) cases
  • Brazil crossed 1.75 million (17.5 lakh) cases
  • India is minutes away from crossing 800,000 (8 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
  • Chile overtook Spain and became the 6th country to cross 300,000 (3 lakh) 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


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LATEST UPDATES (at 11:30 am UTC; 10 July 2020):

  • The world has crossed 12.423 million cases
  • The global death toll is over 558,150
  • With 798,141 cases and 21,654 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)
  • 18 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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