DATA STORY: After 51 days, Delhi adds over 2,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hrs

India on Monday reported a single-day increase of 78,761 in its total count of confirmed coronavirus cases — sixth consecutive daily addition of more than 70,000 cases — to take its tally to 3,621,245. With 971 deaths being reported in 24 hours, the total numbers of fatalities in the country due to Covid-19 reached 64,469. Among states, while Andhra Pradesh overtook Tamil Nadu’s tally to become the second-most affected by total cases, Delhi, which seemed to have flattened the curve, reported its first daily increase of over 2,000 cases in 51 days.


The third-most-affected country by total cases, second by active cases, and fourth by death toll, India has added 514,897 cases in the past 7 days alone. Here are the key takeaways from the coronavirus data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday (August 31, 2020):

  • India now accounts for 11.45% of all active cases globally (one in every 9 active cases), and 7.58% of all deaths (one in every 13).
  • The count of active cases reported across India has increased by 16,673, against 12,878 on Sunday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Maharashtra (8,422), Karnataka (1,645), Andhra Pradesh (1,448), Uttar Pradesh (1,306), and Chhattisgarh (793).
  • With 60,868 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has improved to 76.63%, while death rate has come down to 1.78%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 67,839 — 971 deaths and 60,868 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.43%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 2.3%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 31.6 days, for active cases at 32.2 days, and for deaths at 45.7 days.
  • The states and UTs that have seen their respective biggest single-day spikes in total cases are Maharashtra (16,408), Uttar Pradesh (6,175), Madhya Pradesh (1,558), Jammu & Kashmir (786), and Arunachal Pradesh (157).
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (16,408), Andhra Pradesh (10,603), Karnataka (8,852), Tamil Nadu (6,495), and Uttar Pradesh (6,175).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Chhattisgarh (54.18%), Kerala (67.50%), Punjab (68.06%), Jharkhand (68.81%), and Maharashtra (72.04%).
  • Five states with the highest test positivity rate (TPR) – percentage of tested people turning out to be positive for Covid-19 infection (by cumulative data for tests and cases) – are Maharashtra (19.08%), Puducherry (18.83%), Chandigarh (13.91%), Karnataka (11.78%), and Andhra Pradesh (11.59%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Puducherry (30.6%), Chandigarh (22.79%), Maharashtra (21.75%), Goa (21.15%), and Andhra Pradesh (16.81%).
  • Among states and UTs with more than 10 million population, five that have carried out the highest number of tests (per million population) are Delhi (79,191), J&K (72,463), Andhra Pradesh (70,210), Assam (64,674), and Tamil Nadu (62,594).
  • Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (780,689), Andhra Pradesh (424,767), Tamil Nadu (422,085), Karnataka (335,928), and Uttar Pradesh (225,632).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 16,408 cases, its highest in a day so far. The state has added 137,400 cases in the past 10 days alone.
  • Andhra Pradesh, which has overtaken Tamil Nadu to become the second-most-affected state by total cases, has added 71,656 cases in the past seven days alone. On Monday it added 10,603 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 6,495, has added more than 5,000 cases on each of the past 40 days.
  • Karnataka has reported 8,852 cases to take its tally to 335,928.
  • Delhi has added 2,024 cases, the highest since 2,078 cases on July 11, to take its total tally to 173,390.

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