Covid-19 is a rapidly unfolding tragedy that has spread to as many as 183 countries as on date. The global tally of confirmed cases has now crossed the 1.2-million mark, and nearly 67,000 people have lost their lives. In India, more than 3,500 people have tested positive for Covid-19 so far, and the death toll currently stands at 83.
The US remains the most affected country, with nearly 320,000 cases, more than double the number of cases in Spain and Italy, the next two most affected — with 130,000 and 128,000 cases, respectively.
Here are a few data trends that show the present magnitude of the pandemic:
1. The US continues its steep rise in number of Covid-19 cases
The US has been witnessing the sharpest growth in the number of infected cases, surpassing Italy and Spain’s growth rate by a huge margin. It took just