COVID19 India: Observation from 20th August 2020 Data

A few observations from 20th August 2020 (National Data) on coronavirus pandemic:-

1. COVID19 new case count increased by 68,507 to the total of 29,04,329 on 20th August 2020 with 7-days growth rate of 2.4% and a doubling period of 29.2 days. Moving averages clearly indicate that India is still away from its peak and a downward trend is still elusive.

2. The 7-days growth rate of the active cases was 0.64% with a doubling period of 107.3 days with the active case count of 6,91,413 on 20th August 2020. Active cases are continuously increasing.

3. The overall positivity rate was 8.68% against the daily positivity rate of 8.5% on 20th August 2020. Daily positivity rate hovers around 8%. This needs to fall for a trend reversal. Total tests done were 8,05,985 with a cumulative total of 3,34,67,237.

4. The overall recovery rate increased to 74.3% against the world average of 67.87% on 20th August 2020. The daily recovery rate was 90.3%. The daily recovery rate sustained above the overall recovery rate for the last 20 days.

5. Case fatality rate has fallen to 1.89% as on 20th August 2020 against the world’s average of 3.49%. It has been consistently falling early April in India.
Rajeev Upadhyay

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