I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 126 days and have written 196 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 126 days.
As I predicted in my article this morning, India has become the third country in the world (after the USA and Brazil) to cross 1 million (10 lakh) COVID-19 cases and the eighth country to cross 25,000 deaths.
It was the eleventh country to cross 1 lakh cases, seventh to cross 2 lakh cases, fourth to cross 3 lakh, 4 lakh, 5 lakh and 6 lakh cases and the third to cross 7 lakh, 8 lakh, as well as 9 lakh cases.
It took 109 days for India to cross the first 1 lakh cases, 15 days to cross 2 lakh cases, 10 days to cross 3 lakh cases, 8 days to cross 4 lakh cases, 6 days to cross 5 lakh cases, 5 days to cross 6 lakh as well as 7 lakh cases, 4 days to cross 8 lakh and 9 lakh cases, and now only 3 days to cross 10 lakh (1 million) cases.
In the last 14 days, India has recorded 26,068 average daily cases and accounted for 11.9% of total worldwide cases. The previous 14 days’ average was 16,997. In the last 7 days, India has recorded 28,731 average daily cases and accounted for 13.2% of total worldwide cases
The Greater Mumbai Metropolitan Region has reported over 1.56 lakh Covid cases, of which 97,950 are from Mumbai city alone. The National Capital Region (sometimes also referred to as Greater Delhi) has reported over 1.41 lakh cases, of which 118,645 are from Delhi city (state) alone. Greater Chennai has reported over 90,000 cases.
About 63.1% of cases in India have recovered, which is higher than the global recovery rate of 59.6%. India’s Fatality Rate (percentage of deaths) at 2.56% is much lower than the global Fatality Rate of 4.28%.
India has only tested ~0.92% of its population. The two countries with more cases than India have done far more testing — USA has tested ~13.55% of its population, or ~14.7 times India’s testing rate; and Brazil has tested ~2.31% of its population, or ~2.5 times India’s testing rate. The UK has tested over 18.35% of its population.
Excluding India, the Top 29 countries in terms of number of cases have tested average ~6.16% of their population, or ~6.68 times that of India.
Only Pakistan (0.75%), Bangladesh (0.6%), Mexico (0.6%), Indonesia (0.42%) and Egypt (0.14%) have tested lesser percentages of their population than India.
Despite ramping up testing by 31.2% 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?
OTHER COVID-19 HEADLINES:
- The world recorded its second-highest daily total of 234.245 cases yesterday. The highest was 237,237 cases recorded on July 10.
- USA has crossed 3.6 million (36 lakh) cases.
- Brazil is likely to cross the 2 million (20 lakh) case in the next 6-7 hours.
- Russia became the fourth country to cross 750,000 (7.5 lakh) cases.
- South Africa overtook Spain to reach the No.8 rank in cases and crossed 300,000 (3 lakh) cases — it was at No. 17 just 14 days ago.
- Argentina overtook Canada to reach the No.20 rank in cases.
- Iraq overtook China and Egypt to reach the No.23 rank in cases — China is now at the No. 25 rank (SERIOUSLY!!!)
- Brazil became the second country after USA to cross 75,000 deaths.
- UK became the third country to cross 45,000 deaths.
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LATEST UPDATES (at 3:30 pm UTC; 16 July 2020):
- The world has crossed 13.787 million cases
- The global death toll is over 5,88,700
- With 10,01,863 cases and 25,589 deaths. India is No.3 in the world in cases and No.8 in deaths. Maharashtra state, with 2,84,281 cases and 11,194 deaths, would rank No.11 in cases and No.12 in deaths if it were a country
- 4 countries have crossed 7,00,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
- 12 countries have crossed 2,50,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 19 countries have crossed 1,50,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 22 countries have crossed 1,00,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
- 38 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
- 55 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
- 2 countries have crossed 75,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 8 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)