15 million (1.5 crore) Coronavirus Cases

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I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 131 days and have written 202 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 131 days.

The world just crossed the milestone of 15 million (1.5 crore) Covid-19 cases. This means that about 1 in every 520 people on our planet have tested positive for the pandemic.

More than 26.7% of the cases are from USA alone; 54.1% are from the Top 4 countries — USA, Brazil, India and Russia; over two-thirds are from the Top 10 countries; and over 80% are from the 18 countries with over 200,000 cases.

About 31.3% of the cases are from North America, ~23.5% from Asia, over 22.1% from Central & South America, and ~18% from Europe. The share of Central & South America and Asia has gone up in the past 7-8 weeks and the share of Europe has fallen.

About 4.1% of those affected have succumbed to the deadly disease. The Fatality Rate (percentage of those dying from the disease) has been continuously falling for several weeks now. About 63,600 patients are in critical or serious condition. About 32.4% of the deaths are from Europe, ~32.2% from North America, ~19.4% from Central & South America, and ~13.4% from Asia.

It took 13 days for the world to move from 1 million (10 lakh) to 2 million cases, 12 days each to 3 million and 4 million, 11 days to 5 million, 9 days each to 6 million and 7 million, 8 days to 8 million cases, 7 days to 9 million, 6 days to 10 million (1 crore) as well as 11 million, 5 days to 12 million as well as 13 million, 4½ days to 14 million, and now again 4½ days to 15 million (1.5 crore) cases.

Though the Coronavirus Pandemic is unlikely to reach anywhere close to the infection or death count of the Spanish Flu or HIV/AIDS pandemics, the number of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases is already over 30.5 times higher that of the H1N1 Swine Flu.

The global death count from COVID-19 is already over 33.4 times higher than the number of lab-confirmed H1N1 Swine Flu deaths reported to the World Health Organization and has crossed it’s maximum estimated death count of 575,400.


  • USA crossed 4 million (40 lakh) cases.
  • Brazil crossed 2.1 million cases.
  • South Africa overtook Peru to reach the No.5 rank in cases
    — it was No. 17 just 18 days ago.
  • Saudi Arabia became the 13th country to cross 2,50,000 cases.
  • Bangladesh and Colombia overtook Germany to reach the No.16 and No.17 rank in cases. Only 4 European countries — Russia, Spain, UK and Italy — are now in the Top 17.
  • Egypt overtook China and Indonesia to reach the No.24 rank in cases — China is now at the No.26 rank (SERIOUSLY!!!)
  • Brazil became the second country to cross 80,000 deaths.
  • South Africa became the 22nd country to cross 5,000 deaths.


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LATEST UPDATES (at 8:45 pm UTC; 21 July 2020):

  • The world has crossed 15.006 million (1.5 crore) cases
  • The global death toll is over 616,500
  • With 1,194,085 cases and 28,771 deaths, India is No.3 in cases and No.7 in deaths.
  • India’s Maharashtra state, with 327,031 cases and 12,276 deaths, would rank No.9 in cases and No.12 in deaths if it were a country
  • 4 countries have crossed 750,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 13 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)
  • 41 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
  • 57 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
  • 2 countries have crossed 80,000 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)
  • 22 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
  • 28 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
  • 42 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)


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