There are over 23 million cases of COVID-19 in the world today with over 808697 deaths. In India there has been 3042450 ( covid19india.org) cases till 22nd August with 56846 deaths. Here is a summary of the situation in India.
There are over 454242 new cases in the week of 15th to 22th August with 35 states and Union territories impacted all across the country. The weekly growth rate declined fourth week in a row. There has been a 18% increase in the total number of cases in the week. During this week there has been a 14% increase in the total number of deaths from 50084 in the week ending on 15th August to 56846 in the week ending on 22nd August.
ndia has maintained a high recovery rate of 75% till August 22nd. This is higher than the world recovery rate of 68%. In terms of death rate, India has lower death rate as compared to the world death rate of 3.5%.
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 22% of all the cases in the country. Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh 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 40,000 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 40,000 cases. Kerala , Bihar and Assam has the lowest number of deaths per million among states with over 40,000 cases.
Delhi, Haryana and Tamil Nadu are the top three states among recovery rate while Karnataka,Kerala and Punjab are the bottom three states among all the states which have over 40000 cases of COVID 19. Ten states have higher recovery rate than the national 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 40000 cases of corona.
IPD constructs a treatment index as a ratio of recovery rate and death rate. Higher the value of treatment index, better is the position of the state in terms of treatment progress. Out of the states with over forty thousand cases, Assam, Kerala and Bihar are the top three stated in terms of treatment index. Gujarat, Punjab and Maharashtra are the states with lowest value of treatment index. Maharashtra which has the highest number of cases has a very low value of treatment index. This is an alarming trait. One silver lining is all states have higher treatment index than the world average.
Over 34% of all the cases in the country comes from 10 cities in the country with over 45% of all the deaths. Another 9.6% comes from the next 10 cities with around 9.1% of all the deaths. So only 20 cities put together contribute to over 43.1% 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 3000.Twenty eight cities have higher number of deaths per million than the world average of 104. Chennai 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 Kamrup M, the top state is comparable to the 7th place country in the world in terms of number of cases per million. The same for Chennai is comparable to 10th place country in the world. Similarly Mumbai which has the highest number of death per million in the country is comparable to the 7th place country in the world in terms of number of deaths per million.
Delhi has the highest number of cases followed by Pune and Mumbai. Top three cities together account for 15.0% of the total cases in India. But 27% of all the deaths comes from these three cities. In the top 10 cities there are three cities from Maharashtra ( Mumbai, Thane, Pune), two from Andhra Pradesh ( East Godavari and Kurnool) one each from Tamil Nadu (Chennai), Telangana ( Hyderabad), Karnataka ( Bengaluru) and West Bengal (Kolkata).
In terms of death rate, Mumbai which has the second highest number of cases also has a very high death rate of 5.5%. Kolkata also has a higher death rate. Mumbai has significantly higher death rate than the world average.