There are over 10 million cases of COVID-19 in the world today with over 501419 deaths. In India there has been 529395 ( covid19india.org) cases till 27th June with 16103 deaths. Here is a summary of the situation in India.
ALL INDIA LEVEL ANALYSIS
There are over 117663 new cases in the week of 21st to 27th June with 35 states and Union territories impacted all across the country. The weekly growth rate marginally increased from last week. There has been a 29% increase in the total number of cases in the week. During this week there has been a 21% increase in the total number of deaths from 13277 in the week ending on 20th June to 16103 in the week ending on 27th June. So in this week the growth rate of number of deaths was lesser than that of the overall cases.
India has maintained a high recovery rate of 58% till June 27th. This is higher than the world recovery rate of 54%. There has been a increase in recovery rate also this week. In terms of death rate, India has lower death rate as compared to the world death rate of 5%.
STATE LEVEL ANALYSIS
Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamilnadu are the top three states and UTs in terms of the spread of COVID-19 cases. The three states together account for over 60% of all the cases in the country. Maharashtra alone contributes to 30% of all the cases in the country. Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are the other two states in the top 5.
Rajasthan, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are the top three states among recovery rate while Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra are the bottom three states among all the states which have over 5000 cases of COVID 19. Fourteen states have higher recovery rate than the national average.
Gujarat is the only state in India which has a death rate higher than the world average. Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are the top three states in terms of death rate. Assam, Odhisa and Bihar has the lowest death rate among all states with over 5000 cases of corona.
Let us deep dive on the top 3 states which account for over 60% of all cases in India.
The total number of new cases in Maharashtra has been over 30000 this week, the highest till date. There has been a decline in death rate till the week of May, 23rd, Since then the death rate has been rising week over week. The death rate showed marginal decline this week. It is important to note here that Maharashtra is among the bottom three states in terms of recovery rate among the states with more than 5000 cases and is among the top three among the death rate. For the state which accounts for over 30% of the total cases in the country, this is an alarming situation.
Delhi has seen over 23000 cases this week. The death rate in Delhi has been rising steadily till last week. From 1% in the week of 9th May, the death rate increased to 3.7% till last week. This has declined this week. There has been a 41% growth in the number of cases in Delhi. For a small region like Delhi, this increase is huge and Delhi is the next hot spot for India along with Maharashtra.
The total number of new cases in Tamil Nadu has been over 21000 this week, the highest till date. There has been marginal increase in death rate from the week of May, 23rd. It needs to be noted here that Tamil Nadu has one of the lowest death rates among the states with highest spread and its recovery rate is also decent.
CITY LEVEL ANALYSIS
Almost 58% of all the cases in the country comes from 10 cities in the country. Another 7.2% comes from the next 10 cities. So only 20 cities put together contribute to over 65% of all the cases in the country. Delhi now has the highest number of cases followed by Mumbai. Both cities together account for 29.2% of the total cases in India. In the top 10 cities there are three cities from Maharashtra ( Mumbai, Pune and Thane), two cities in Tamil Nadu ( Chennai, Chengalpattalu) one city each from West Bengal (Kolkata), Telangana (Hyderabad), Gujarat (Ahmadabad) and Haryana (Gurugram) respectively. The national capital region of Delhi also falls in the top 10 cities. Both the financial capital and the political capital of the country are in a alarming situation.