India crosses 40 lac (4 million) Corona cases; is now accounting for almost 30% of world’s new cases daily

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I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 176 days and have written 220 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 176 days.

India has become the third country to cross 40 lac (4 million) Covid19 cases. This means that about 1 out of every 345 people in the country have tested positive for the disease at some time or the other.

India is now just 2-3 days away from crossing Brazil to become the country with the most cases after the USA.

It took 148 days for India to cross the first 5 lac cases, 21 days to cross 10 lac, 12 days to cross 15 lac, 10 days to cross 20 lac, 8 days each to cross 25 lac and 30 lac cases, 7 days to cross 35 lac, and now just 6 days to cross 40 lac cases.

In the last 14 days, India reported an average of 73,485 cases per day and accounted for 28.6% of total worldwide cases. The previous 14 days’ average was 62,780 daily cases.

USA has added an average of 42,317 new cases per day during these 14 days, which means that India is adding 31,168 more cases daily than USA. At this rate, India will overtake USA in 75 days — by 18th November — to become the country with the highest Coronavirus case count in the world.

In the past seven days, India recorded an average of 78,364 cases per day, which was an even higher 29.7% of worldwide cases. India has 17.7% of the world’s population.

The record highest daily tally was 84,156 cases yesterday (3 September).

The Greater Mumbai Metropolitan Region has reported more than 2.51 lac cases, of which more than 1.52 lac are from Mumbai city alone. The National Capital Region (sometimes also referred to as Greater Delhi) has reported over 2.3 lac cases, of which more than 1.85 lac are from Delhi city (state) alone. Greater Chennai has reported over 1.58 lac cases.

About 77.2% of cases in India have recovered, which is slightly higher than the global recovery rate of 70.5%. India’s Fatality Rate (percentage of deaths) at 1.73% is much lower than the global Fatality Rate of 3.29%.

India’s Fatality Rate was 2.83% on 1 June and the world’s was 5.95%. This probably means that doctors worldwide have learned how to treat patients better over the course of the last two months.

Do PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan —as well as CMs of states — have any strategy/ies to start reducing the daily new cases in India, as several other countries — including USA and Brazil — have done?


  • Colombia overtook South Africa to reach the No.6 rank in number of cases.
  • Argentina overtook Chile to reach the No.10 rank.
  • Bangladesh overtook Saudi Arabia to reach the No.14 rank.
  • France overtook Pakistan to reach the No.16 rank in number of cases and also became the 16th country to cross 3,00,000 cases.
  • Iraq overtook Germany to reach the No.20 rank.
  • Ukraine overtook Canada to reach the No.24 rank.
  • Israel overtook Bolivia and Qatar to reach the No.26 rank.
  • Colombia became the 11th country to cross 20,000 deaths.


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LATEST UPDATES (at 6:15 pm UTC; 4 September 2020):

  • The world has crossed 26.658 million (2.665 crore) cases
  • The global death toll is over 876,100
  • With 40,17,348 cases and 69,635 deaths, India is No.3 in cases and deaths.
  • India’s Maharashtra state, with 8,63,062 cases and 25,964 deaths, would rank No.5 in cases and No.10 in deaths if it were a country
  • 4 countries have crossed 10,00,000 (10 lac) cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 8 countries have crossed 5,00,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 20 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)
  • 27 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)

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