I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 172 days and have written 219 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 172 days.
Sorry for writing only two articles in the past 24 days, as I have been mostly bedridden due to a slipped disc.
With an average of 73,426 cases per day in the last seven days, India accounted for 29% of all Covid19 cases worldwide. India’s tally in these seven days was just a little more than double of Brazil’s and 72% higher than USA’s.
Based on the last seven days’ case count o the three countries with the highest Covid cases (USA has the highest case count, Brazil is at No.2 and India is No.3), India is expected to cross Brazil in six days (the current gap is 2,21,263 cases) and USA in 83 days (the gap is 25,34,552 cases).
India has conducted 30,608 tests per million residents (TPM), which is higher than eight of the Top 30 countries with the most number of cases. The other 29 countries have conducted an average of 1,11,713 TPM, or 3.65 times that of India. Just 40 days ago, this figure was 5.94 times that of India.
My heartiest congratulations to PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah (who took a personal interest in improving India’s testing rate), Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan — as well as the CMs of most states — for the significant improvement in testing. However, recording 29% of total worldwide cases is a huge worry and I don’t see anything concrete being done about it. ARE WE JUST GOING TO SIT AND LOOK AT STATISTICS GOING BY?
RIP Former President Pranab Mukherjee.
OTHER COVID-19 HEADLINES:
- Russia crossed 2,50,000 (two and a half lac) TPM.
- Peru overtook South Africa to reach the No.5 rank in cases.
- Colombia overtook Mexico to reach the No.7 rank in cases and also became the 7th country to cross 6,00,000 (six lac) cases.
- Argentina overtook Iran to reach the No.11 rank in cases and also became the 11th country to cross 4,00,000 cases. Six of the Top 11 countries in number of cases are now from South America.
- Bangladesh overtook Pakistan to reach the No.15 rank in cases.
- France overtook Italy and Turkey to reach the No.17 rank.
- Ukraine overtook five countries to reach the No.25 rank.
- Israel overtook Kazakhstan and Ecuador to reach the No.28 rank.
- The world crossed 850,000 deaths.
- India overtook Mexico to reach the third highest death count.
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LATEST UPDATES (at 2:20 pm UTC; 31 August 2020):
- The world has crossed 25.447 million (2.544 crore) cases
- The global death toll is over 851,500
- With 36,49,639 cases and 64,951 deaths, India is No.3 in cases and deaths.
- India’s Maharashtra state, with 7,80,689 cases and 24,399 deaths, would rank No.5 in cases and No.10 in deaths if it were a country
- 4 countries have crossed 7,50,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
- 8 countries have crossed 5,00,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
- 19 countries have crossed 2,50,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 23 countries have crossed 1,50,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 30 countries have crossed 1,00,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
- 2 countries have crossed 1,20,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 4 countries have crossed 50,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 9 countries have crossed 25,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 14 countries have crossed 10,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
- 26 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
- 34 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)