Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTSPOTLIGH­T -

If we com­pare the out­break in the 10 worst-hit coun­tries from the day they re­ported their 100th con­firmed case, we see that In­dia’s growth rate has been much ‘flat­ter’ than oth­ers. In­dia’s tra­jec­tory has not shown any sign of slow­ing down; it ap­pears to be track­ing that of Brazil’s – the coun­try with the world’s sec­ond high­est num­ber of cases. In­dia’s cur­rent cases (over 138,000) are where Brazil was around 15 days ago. This means that un­less In­dia's rate of in­crease of cases sees a drop, we may be on the same tra­jec­tory as Brazil – re­port­ing an av­er­age of 15,000 new cases daily. This rise of cases is also re­flected if we look at In­dia’s dou­bling rate of around 13 days, which means that as­sum­ing the tra­jec­tory does not drop, we may be look­ing at around 270,000 to­tal cases in about 13 days.

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