Data | India among 22 nations with more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases: a global comparison of its case progression

India's testing rate remains among the lowest in the world

Updated - December 03, 2021 06:33 am IST

Published - April 15, 2020 12:34 am IST

Covering all bases: Doctors from Mahim Dharavi Medical Practitioners Association check patients in contained slum pockets of Kalyanwadi in Dharavi on Sunday.

Covering all bases: Doctors from Mahim Dharavi Medical Practitioners Association check patients in contained slum pockets of Kalyanwadi in Dharavi on Sunday.

As many as 22 countries have more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases each and India is one among them. But India’s case progression has been slower compared to some of these countries.

India’s testing rates are still among the lowest in the world.

Progression of cases

The chart shows the % of countries that took more days (blue) or fewer days (purple) than India to cross a certain number of cases.

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For instance, 27% countries took more days than India to jump from 5,000 to 10,000 cases, while 68% countries took fewer days. The more days a country takes to reach a mark, the better.

How fast are cases progressing?

image/svg+xmlHowever, it isimportant tonote that fewernations noware crossingthese marks. Ofthe 72 nationswhich crossedthe 1,000 casesmark, only 22crossed the10,000 markSame no.ofdays asIndiaNo. ofnations723322India's jump wasrelatively quicker here......but the pace hasslowed down a little here6924245276809110075502501 to 1,000cases1,000 to 5,000cases5,000 to 10,000cases% of countries

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Progression of deaths

The chart shows the % of countries which took more days or fewer days than India to cross a certain number of deaths.

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For instance, 19% countries took more days than India to jump from 250 to 350 deaths, while 71% countries took fewer days. The more days a country takes to reach a mark, the better.

How fast are deaths progressing?

image/svg+xmlNo. ofnations...but the pace hasslowed down a little hereIndia's jump wasrelatively quicker here...53312621However, it isimportant tonote that fewernations noware crossingthese marks.Of the 53nations whichcrossed the 50deaths mark,only 21 reachedthe 350 mark2646823351971550126861 to 50 deaths50 to 150150 to 250250 to 3507550250% of countries
 

Lagging behind in tests

India’s testing rates continue to be poor compared to other countries. The table compares tests per million population in select countries as of March 24, April 3 and April 13.

India’s testing rate as of April 13 was still behind the listed countries’ March 24 rate, except Pakistan’s.

Tests per million

image/svg+xmlCountryMar. 24Apr. 3Apr. 13Israel3,90011,70018,600Italy4,91510,25917,327Australia5,60010,90014,300S. Korea6,7518,58510,046Belgium2,9746,31510,042U.S.1,0544,2708,971U.K.1,3612,6154,374Malaysia7001,3002,500Ecuador2006001,400S. Africa3009001,400Japan193312622Pakistan28200300India1751161
 

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