There are over 6.17 million cases of COVID-19 in the world today with over 342,727 deaths. In India there has been 181775 ( covid19india.org) cases till now with 5185 deaths. Here is a summary of the situation in India.
ALL INDIA LEVEL
There are over 50352 new cases in the week of 23rd to 30th May with 35 states and Union territories impacted all across the country. The weekly growth rate remained same as compared to last week. There has been a 38% increase in the total number of cases in the week. During this week there has been a 34% increase in the total number of deaths from 3868 in the week ending on 16th May to 5165 in the week ending on 23rd May.
STATE LEVEL ANALYSIS
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are the top three states and UTs in terms of the spread of COVID-19 cases. The three states together account for over 58% of all the cases in the country. Maharashtra alone contributes to 36% of all the cases in the country. Gujarat and Rajasthan are the other two states in the top 5. Five states and UTs show no new cases this week. This week there has been over 3144 cases which were not assigned to any state by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Maharashtra, Telangana and Delhi has the highest number of positive cases per 100 tests conducted while there are 16 states with less than 1% positive cases out of the total number of tests conducted in those states. There are 6 states which have higher percentage of positive cases per 100 states than the national average of 4.5%. Maharashtra and Telangana has seen a significant increase in percentage of positive cases per 100 test this week as compared to the previous week. This has lead to the rise in national rate.
Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamilnadu, Bihar and Kerala has been the leading states in terms of recovery rate. West Bangal has the lowest recovery rate among all the states and UTs. Maharashtra and Gujarat, which are among the top states in terms of the total number of cases, has low recovery rates and are the bottom four states in terms of recovery rate. One silver lining is that all these three states have shown some improvement in recovery rate as compared to last week. West Bengal is the only state in India where the recovery rate is less than the world average. All other states have recovery rate more than 88%, which is the world average.
CITY LEVEL Analysis
Based on the spread of COVID 19 and also the weekly growth rate, IPD groups the top 20 cities in terms of COVID 19 cased into 4 risk groups. The highest risk group has 5 cities of which three are from Maharashtra. Mumbai and Delhi both fall in this risk group. This risk group contributes to 48% of all the COVID cases in the country. A special task group needs to be created for each pf these 5 cities falling in the highest risk group.
Almost 60% of all the cases in the country comes from 10 cities in the country. Another 6.5% comes from the next 10 cities. So only 20 cities put together contribute to over 66% of all the cases in the country. Mumbai, the financial capital of the country alone accounts for over 21% of the total number of cases in the country. In the top 10 cities there are three cities from Maharashtra ( Mumbai, Pune and Thane), two cities from Gujarat (Ahmadabad and Surat) and one city each from Rajasthan ( Jaipur) Madhya Pradesh (Indore), West Bengal (Kolkata) and Tamil Nadu (Chennai) respectively. The national capital region of Delhi also falls in the top 10 cities.