World surpasses 1 million (10 lac) Covid-19 deaths milestone

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I have been conducting Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 199 days and have written 224 research-based blog posts on COVID-19 in these 199 days.

The reason I’ve not posted for 10 days is because I have been busy trying to complete my 11th book, which I’m hoping will be my best nonfiction book yet. Because of this same reason, I will be very sporadic with posts over the next 45-60 days.

The milestone of one million (10 lac) Covid-19 deaths was crossed a few minutes ago.  With 1,000,367 deaths, it means that about 1 in every 7,812 people in the world have died due to the pandemic.

It took 115 days for the world to get to the first 100,000 (1 lac) deaths, 15 days to 200,000, 19 days to 300,000, 21 days each to 400,000, 500,000 and 600,000 deaths, 18 days to 700,000, 17 days to 800,000, 19 days to 900,000, and now 19 days again to 1,000,000 deaths.

The Fatality Rate (percentage of those dying from the disease) has been continuously falling for several weeks and is at 3.01% now. It was 5.01% three months ago (on 27 June 2020).

About 30.7% of the deaths are from North America, ~24.8% from South America, ~22% from Europe, and ~18.9% from Asia. Europe has a disproportionately high fatality rate compared to the percentage of cases (14.6%) and Asia disproportionately low (30.9%) probably because of the average age of residents in these continents — Europe having a much older age than Asia.

Just four countries — USA, Brazil, India and Mexico — account for about 52.2% of worldwide deaths. This is not surprising as the same four account for about 56.6% of worldwide 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 more than 67.5 times higher than the number of lab-confirmed H1N1 Swine Flu cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). The global death count from the COVID19 pandemic is already more than 54.2 times higher than the number of lab-confirmed H1N1 Swine Flu deaths reported to WHO and is already almost 1.74 times its maximum estimated death count of 575,000.


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LATEST UPDATES (at 4:50 pm UTC; 27 September 2020):

  • The world has crossed 33.185 million (3.318 crore) cases
  • The global death toll is over 1,000,367
  • With 60,47,690 cases and 95,075 deaths, India is No.2 in cases and No.3 in deaths in the world
  • India’s Maharashtra state, with 13,21,176 cases and 35,191 deaths, would rank No.4 in cases and No.7 in deaths if it were a country
  • 4 countries have crossed 1,000,000 (10 lac) cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 6 countries have crossed 750,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 11 countries have crossed 500,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 23 countries have crossed 250,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
  • 38 countries have crossed 100,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
  • 2 countries have crossed 140,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 4 countries have crossed 75,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 11 countries have crossed 25,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 17 countries have crossed 10,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 29 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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