I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 126 days and have written 195 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 126 days.
India registered its highest single-day tally of 32,682 new Covid cases yesterday (July 15), beating the July 14 highest of 29,842 cases by 9.5%
This happened because India conducted 320,161 Covid-19 tests on Tuesday (July 14), which was 11.84% higher than its previous highest 286,247 tests on Monday (July 13). Over 53% of India’s total 12.413 million (1.24 crore) tests have been done in the last 30 days.
However, despite ramping up testing by 30.77% in the last 2 weeks (average 256,149 tests per day) compared to the previous 2 weeks (average 195,881 tests per day), India still needs to ramp us testing even more to catch up with MOST of the rest of the world.
When you look at testing in the context of percentage of population tested, India (0.9%) is far behind UK (18.1%), Russia (16.3%), USA (13.3%) and China (6.28%). Of the top 30 countries in number of cases, 7 have tested over 10% of their population, with UK highest at 18.1%. Half (15 countries) have tested over 5% of their population and as many as 21 have tested more than double of India’s percentage.
As India does more testing, we have to be ready to face the reality that we will register more cases, something I have been continuously harping on for over two months.
The country is now only 29,831 cases short of reaching the 1 million (10 lakh) case milestone, and is likely to cross it today. It will also cross the 25,000 death mark today.
OTHER COVID-19 HEADLINES:
- The world recorded its second-highest daily total of 234.245 cases. 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 within 24 hours.
- Brazil became the second country after USA to cross 75,000 deaths.
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LATEST UPDATES (at 2:00 am UTC; 16 July 2020):
- The world has crossed 13.691 million cases
- The global death toll is over 586,800
- With 970,169 cases and 24,929 deaths. India is No.3 in the world in cases and No.8 in deaths. Maharashtra state, with 275,640 cases and 10,928 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)
- 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)
- 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)