COVID19 India: Observation from 25th August 2020 Data

A few observations from 25th August 2020 (National Data) on coronavirus pandemic:-

1. COVID19 new case count increased by 66,873 to the total of 32,31,754 on 25th August 2020 with 7-days growth rate of 2.24% and a doubling period of 31.2 days. The moving averages indicate an upward trend.

2. The 7-days growth rate of the active cases was 0.58% with a doubling period of 119.8 days with the active case count of 7,04,890 on 25th August 2020. Active cases are continuously increasing.

3. The overall positivity rate was 8.58% against the daily positivity rate of 8.12% on 25th August 2020. Daily positivity rate hovers around 8%. This needs to fall for a trend reversal. Total tests done were 8,23,992 with a cumulative total of 3,76,51,512.

4. The overall recovery rate increased to 76.34% against the world average of 69.02% on 25th August 2020. The daily recovery rate was 95.93%. The daily recovery rate sustained above the overall recovery rate for the last 25 days.

5. Case fatality rate has fallen to 1.84% as on 25th August 2020 against the world’s average of 3.42%. It has been consistently falling early April in India.

Rajeev Upadhyay

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