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Coronavirus Pandemic: India’s trajectory of daily COVID-19 cases highest-ever globally



Aug. 29, 2020, 3:29 p.m.

New Delhi: Despite a lengthy lockdown which was intended to curb the COVID-19 virus, the coronavirus pandemic is getting more serious with each passing day.

The number of coronavirus infections is rising at an alarming rate in India with thousands falling victim to the COVID-19 virus every day.

The situation has become so dangerous that the number of coronavirus patients is rising by over 1,00,000 every two days as daily spikes of over 50,000 COVID-19 infections are coming to light for the past few days.

The daily rise in fresh coronavirus cases is setting new records every day as the COVID-19 virus continues to play havoc.

As Unlock 3 unfolds, the coronavirus pandemic is assuming even more alarming proportions with the number of COVID-19 infections rising by leaps and bounds.

In terms of the daily rise in the number of COVID-19 cases is concerned, India has now surpassed even the United States, which has been the worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic among the major countries.

The coronavirus pandemic in India currently seems to be at its worst, as the country’s trajectory of daily cases continued to be the highest-ever recorded globally since the start of the health crisis in December 2019.

On Saturday, India reported 76,472 new coronavirus cases, taking the total tally to 34,63,972, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

This was slightly lower than the country’s all-time spike of 77,266 cases a day earlier.

Single-day cases in India have been rising at an alarming rate in the last three weeks, putting it ahead of the US and Brazil, the two worst-hit countries.

Out of the total 34,63,972 cases, the number of recoveries surged to 26,48,998, while the death toll climbed to 62,550 with 1,021 people succumbing to it in a span of 24 hours.

India’s journey to over 34 lakh cases took almost seven months since the emergence of the first case on January 30.

On July 17, the country had logged 10 lakh cases, which then doubled to 20 lakh in 20 days, on August 7 and added another 10 lakh by August 23.

It has now added four lakh cases in six days.

At this point, it is pertinent to compare parameters to see the progression of the virus.

The doubling rate, which is the rate at which the total cases in the country are doubling, is 32 days as against 68 days in Brazil and 96 in the US.

The positivity rate, which is the total confirmed cases out of the total tests conducted that day, has come down as compared to July. It currently stands at 8.23 per cent.

Another parameter – case fatality rate, which is the proportion of deaths among the confirmed cases, is 1.8 per cent.

The rate is better than the global average of 3.4 per cent and also of the US and Brazil, at 2.1 per cent and 3.2 per cent, respectively.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate is currently 76.4 per cent. It was 7.10 per cent on March 25 when the lockdown was imposed.

The rate slowly increased to 7.1 per cent during the first lockdown; 11.42 per cent in the second; 26.59 in the third; and 41.61 per cent in the last phase.

The recovery rate was 64.50 per cent on July 29, which was exactly a month ago.

The five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi, which had reportedly peaked in June, has again started to record more cases every day.

Coronavirus graph in India:

Day                 Cases                        Deaths

August  29     76,472                        1,021

August  28     77,266                        1,057

August  27     75,760                         1,017

August  26       67,151                       1,059

August  25       60,975                          848

August  24       61,407                          836

August  23       69,239                          912

August  22       69,878                          945

August  21        68,898                         983

August  20        69,652                         977

August  19        64,531                      1,092 

August  18        55,079                         876

August 17         57,981                         941

August 16         63,489                         944

August 15          65,002                        996

August 14          64,553                     1,007

August 13          66,999                       942

August 12          60,963                       834

August 11          53,601                        871

August 10          62,064                     1,007

August  9           64,399                       861

August  8          61,537                        933

August  7          62,538                        886 

August  6          56,282                        904 

August  5          52,509                        857

August  4          52,050                         803

August  3          52,972                          771

August  2           54,736                         853

August  1           57,117                         764

July     31           55,079                        779

July     30            52,123                       775

July     29            48,513                       768

July     28            47,704                      654

July     27            49,931                      708

July    26            48,661                      705

July    25             48,916                     757

July    24             49,310                     740

July    23             45,720                 1,129

July    22             37,724                     548

July    21            37, 148                     587

July    20            40,425                      681

July    19            38,902                      543

July    18           34,884                       671



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