I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 148 days and have written 217 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 148 days.
With its highest daily tally of 62,170 Covid19 cases, India reported the highest count for any country on Thursday (6 July). This is the first time India crossed 60,000 cases in a day. The country’s previous highest tally was 57,704 cases on 31 July.
India’s tally accounted for 22.2% of the 2,80,044 total worldwide cases. In the last seven days, India reported 3,86,059 cases at an average of 55,151 cases per day, which accounted for 21.7% of the total cases worldwide. At this rate, India will cross 5 million (50 lac) cases in just 54 days.
With 58,611 Covid19 cases, USA had the second highest count on Thursday. In the last seven days, USA reported 3,96,193 cases, only 2.6% higher than India. How soon before India’s weekly case count exceeds that of the US?
With 54,801 Covid19 cases, Brazil had the third highest count on Thursday. In the last seven days, Brazil reported 3,03,773 cases, 21.3% lower than India.
India is adding an average of 11,755 more daily cases than Brazil. At this rate, India will overtake Brazil in 76 days and become the country with the second highest case count.
This should be a big cause for worry in the minds of PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan — as well as the CMs of all the states. Do they have a strategy to contain the pandemic?
Despite an alarming increase in cases in every 7-day period, India has opened gyms and yoga studios recently, and is now planning to restart schools. While I agree that life must go on, and repairing the Covid-destroyed economy is as important as containing the spread of the disease, I do hope that our political leaders keep the growing case count on top of their minds as they have breakfast every day!!!
OTHER COVID-19 HEADLINES:
- The world crossed 19 million (1.9 crore) cases.
- USA crossed 5 million (50 lac) cases.
- India became the third country to cross 2 million cases.
- South Africa became the fifth country to cross 5,00,000 cases.
- Peru became the seventh country to cross 4,50,000 cases.
- Colombia became the tenth country to cross 3,50,000 cases.
- Colombia overtook Spain to reach the No.9 rank in cases. The Top 9 now include 5 countries from Central & South America (Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia), Russia, USA, India and South Africa.
- Mexico became the third country to cross 50,000 deaths.
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LATEST UPDATES (at 03:30 am UTC; 7 August 2020):
- The world has crossed 19.257 million (1.92 crore) cases
- The global death toll is over 717,600
- With 20,25,409 cases and 41,638 deaths, India is No.3 in cases and No.5 in deaths.
- India’s Maharashtra state, with 4,79,779 cases and 16,792 deaths, would rank No.6 in cases and No.11 in deaths if it were a country
- 4 countries have crossed 7,50,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
- 7 countries have crossed 4,00,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
- 14 countries have crossed 2,50,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 20 countries have crossed 1,50,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 25 countries have crossed 1,00,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
- 45 countries have crossed 50,000 cases (up from 8 on April 3)
- 2 countries have crossed 97,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 5 countries have crossed 40,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 9 countries have crossed 20,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 12 countries have crossed 10,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 24 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
- 31 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
- 46 countries have crossed 1,000 deaths (up from 10 on April 3)