There are over 19 million cases of COVID-19 in the world today with over 729586 deaths. In India there has been 2152020 ( covid19india.org) cases till 18th July with 43453 deaths. Here is a summary of the situation in India.
There are over 399849 new cases in the week of 2nd to 8th August with 35 states and Union territories impacted all across the country. The weekly growth rate declined second week in a row. There has been a 23% increase in the total number of cases in the week. During this week there has been a 16% increase in the total number of deaths from 37408 in the week ending on 1st August to 43453 in the week ending on 8th August.
India has maintained a high recovery rate of 68% till August 8th. This is higher than the world recovery rate of 64%. In terms of death rate, India has lower death rate as compared to the world death rate of 3.7%.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are the top three states and UTs in terms of the spread of COVID-19 cases. The three states together account for over 46% of all the cases in the country. Maharashtra alone contributes to 23% of all the cases in the country. Karnataka and Delhi are the other two states in the top 5.
Both in terms of number of cases and number of deaths per million, India has lesser number compared to the world average. However there are 9 states in India which has higher number of cases per million than even the world average and there are 2 states which have higher number of deaths per million than the world average. Among the states with over 20,000 cases, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have highest number of cases per million Of them Delhi and Maharashtra not only have the highest number of cases per million but also highest number of deaths per million. Goa, Ladakh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andamn & Nicobar Islands and Karnataka are the other states/UTs apart from Maharashtra, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh which have higher number of cases per million than world average. In terms of number of cases per million, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have the lowest number of cases among states with over 20,000 cases. Kerala , Bihar and Assam has the lowest number of deaths per million among states with over 20,000 cases.
Delhi, Haryana and Tamil Nadu are the top three states among recovery rate while Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are the bottom three states among all the states which have over 20000 cases of COVID 19. Nine 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 Delhi are the top three states in terms of death rate. Assam, Kerala and Bihar has the lowest death rate among all states with over 20000 cases of corona.
Over 38% of all the cases in the country comes from 10 cities in the country with over 53% of all the deaths. Another 9.4% comes from the next 10 cities with around 7.0% of all the deaths. So only 20 cities put together contribute to over 47.6% of all the cases in the country. The share of rest of India has been rising over weeks suggesting more spread of the virus.
There are over 30 cities in India which have a higher number of cases per million compared to the world average of 2541.Twenty one cities have higher number of deaths per million than the world average of 94. Chennai, Mumbai and Pune are in the top 5 cities both in terms of number of cases per million and number of deaths per million. So utmost focus needs to given to control spread of the virus in these cities. The number of cases per million in Chennai, the top state is comparable to the 10th place country in the world in terms of number of cases per million. The same for Kamrup M is comparable to 12th place country in the world. Similarly Mumbai which has the highest number of death per million in the country is comparable to the 9th place country in the world in terms of number of deaths per million.
Delhi has the highest number of cases followed by Mumbai. Both cities together account for 12.0% of the total cases in India. But 25% of all the deaths comes from these two cities. In the top 10 cities there are three cities from Maharashtra ( Mumbai, Thane, Pune), one each from Tamil Nadu (Chennai), Telangana ( Hyderabad), Gujarat ( Ahmedabad), Karnataka ( Bengaluru), West Bengal (Kolkata) and Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari).
In terms of death rate, Ahmadabad has been leading with over 5.9% death rate. Mumbai which has the second highest number of cases also has a very high death rate of 5.5%. Kolkata is the third city which have a death rate. Both Ahmadabad and Mumbai have higher death rate than the world average.