INDIA crosses 900,000 (9 lakh) Cases

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I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 123 days and have written 193 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 123 days.

India is the 3rd country in the world (after the USA and Brazil) to cross 900,000 (9 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 as well as 800,000 (8 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 only 4 days to cross 800,000 and now 900,000 (9 lakh) cases.

In the last 14 days, India has recorded 23,591 average daily cases and accounted for 11.8% of total worldwide cases. The previous 14 days’ average was 16,253. In the last 7 days, India has recorded 25,947 average daily cases and accounted for 12.4% of total worldwide cases

The Greater Mumbai Metropolitan Region has reported over 145,000 Covid cases, of which 92,988 are from Mumbai city alone. The National Capital Region (sometimes also referred to as Greater Delhi) has reported over 132,000 cases, of which 112,944 are from Delhi city (state) alone. Greater Chennai has reported over 86,000 cases.

About 63% of cases in India have recovered, which is higher than the global recovery rate of 58.3%. India’s Fatality Rate (percentage of deaths) at 2.64% is much lower than the global Fatality Rate of 4.38%.

India has only tested ~0.85% of its population. The two countries with more cases than India have done far more testing — USA has tested ~12.8% of its population, or ~15 times India’s testing rate; and Brazil has tested ~2.15% of its population, or ~2.5 times India’s testing rate. The UK has tested over 17.65% of its population.

Excluding India, the Top 29 countries in number of cases have tested average ~5.95% of their population, or ~7 times that of India.

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Only Pakistan (0.72%), Bangladesh (0.58%), Mexico (0.56%), Indonesia (0.39%) and Egypt (0.14%) have tested lesser percentages of their population than India.

Despite ramping up testing by 29.86% 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 has crossed 3.4 million (34 lakh) cases
  • Pakistan became the 12th country to cross 250,000 (2.5 lakh) cases
  • Colombia became the 19th country to cross 150,000 cases
  • Argentina became the 22nd country to cross 100,000 (1 lakh) cases; 6 countries in Central & South America have now crossed 100,000 cases
  • Mexico became the 4th country — after USA, Brazil & UK — to cross 35,000 deaths
  • Iran became the ninth country to cross 13,000 deaths


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LATEST UPDATES (at 3:00 pm UTC; 13 July 2020):

  • The world has crossed 13.116 million cases
  • The global death toll is over 573,000
  • With 902,392 cases and 23,657 deaths. India is No.3 in the world in cases and No.8 in deaths. Maharashtra state, with 260,924 cases and 10,482 deaths, would rank No.11 in cases and No.12 in deaths if it were a country
  • 4 countries have crossed 700,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 12 countries have crossed 250,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
  • 19 countries have crossed 150,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
  • 22 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 70,000 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)
  • 21 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)
  • 40 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)


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