India Crosses 75 lakh (7.5 million) Covid Cases

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I have been doing Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 220 days and have written 228 research-based articles on COVID-19 in these 220 days.

The reason I’ve not posted for three 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 had said three weeks ago that I will be very sporadic with posts over the next 45-60 days. I am now pleased to inform you that I hope to complete the book in the next 7-10 days. It has been a 15-month journey writing this book.

India has become the second country (after the USA) to cross 75 lakh (7.5 million) Covid19 cases. This means that about 1 out of every 185 people in the country have tested positive for the disease at some time or the other.

It took 147 days for India to cross the first 5 lakh cases, 20 days to cross 10 lakh, 12 days to cross 15 lakh, 9 days to cross 20 lakh, 8 days each to cross 25 lakh and 30 lakh, 7 days to cross 35 lakh, 6 days each to cross 40 lakh and 45 lakh, 5 days to cross 50 lakh, 6 days each to cross 55, 60 lakh and 65 lakh cases, 7 days to cross 70 lakh, and now 8 days to cross 75 lakh cases.

In the last 14 days, India added average 67,522 cases per day or 20% of worldwide cases. The USA added average 52,401 cases per day during these 14 days, which means that India is adding 15,121 more cases daily than USA. If this trend continues over the next few week, India will overtake the USA in 57 days (by 14 December), much later than I had predicted three weeks ago. This is because India’s average new cases have come down substantially from the peak of 91,646 in the two weeks from 6 to 20 September.

The National Capital Region (sometimes also referred to as Greater Delhi) has reported >4.16 lakh cases, of which >3.31 lakh are from Delhi city (state) alone. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region has reported >4 lakh cases, of which >2.4 lakh are from Mumbai city alone. The Bengaluru Metropolitan Region has reported >3.23 lakh cases. The Pune Metropolitan Region has reported >2.74 lakh cases. The Chennai Metropolitan Region has reported >2.16 lakh cases.

About 88% of cases in India have recovered, which is higher than the global recovery rate of about 74.8%. India’s Fatality Rate (percentage of deaths) at 1.52% is much lower than the global Fatality Rate of 2.79%. On 1 June, India’s Fatality Rate 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 4½  months.

Do PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan—as well as CMs of states—have a strategy to further reduce the daily new cases in India (without reducing the daily testing rate), as several other countries have done?

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LATEST UPDATES (at 3:45 pm UTC; 18 October 2020):

  • The world has crossed 40.125 million (4.01 crore) cases
  • The global death toll is over 1.116 million (11.16 crore)
  • With 75,32,855 cases and 1,14,455 deaths, India is No.2 in cases and No.3 in deaths in the world
  • India’s Maharashtra state, with 15,95,381 cases and 42,115 deaths, would rank No.4 in cases and No.6 in deaths if it were a country
  • 4 countries have crossed 5,000,000 (50 lakh) cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 5 countries have crossed 1,000,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 10 countries have crossed 750,000 (7.5 lakh) cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 13 countries have crossed 500,000 cases (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 25 countries have crossed 250,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
  • 45 countries have crossed 100,000 cases (up from 3 on April 3)
  • 2 countries have crossed 150,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 4 countries have crossed 85,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 10 countries have crossed 30,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 13 countries have crossed 20,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 19 countries have crossed 10,000 deaths (up from 0 on April 3)
  • 32 countries have crossed 5,000 deaths (up from 5 on April 3)
  • 38 countries have crossed 2,500 deaths (up from 7 on April 3)

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