India is among the four Asian countries with at least 25,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 800 related deaths as of April 26. China, Turkey and Iran are the other three. India is among the few Asian countries where the number of cases and deaths everyday are still rising.
Importantly, it is among the bottom five Asian countries in terms of testing. While the data on cases and deaths in most Asian countries were available, testing data were available for only 19 nations.
Cases rising fast
The graph shows the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases recorded since the 500th case in each Asian country. While the average number in India is rising consistently and at a faster pace than many other countries, it is falling in Turkey and Iran.
Progression of new cases
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Deaths on the rise
The chart shows the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 deaths recorded since the 100th death in each country.
After an initial surge, the average number of new deaths in India started to dip. However, over the past week, it has started to rise again.
Progression of new deaths
China is not part of the graph as it revised its toll by a significant number.
The chart plots the number of tests conducted per million people in a country and the % of positive samples among them. India has a low testing rate and a lower % of positive cases.
Tests per million vs % of positive samples
South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh have low testing and positive rates.