DATA STORY: At 883,185 India's active cases now at the lowest level since September 7

India on Saturday reported yet another net reduction in its count of active coronavirus cases to bring the total to the lowest level since September 7. At 883,185, the tally is down 13.22% from the September 18 peak of 1,017,754.


While 82,753 new coronavirus recoveries took the total number of cured cases to 5,988,822, an overall addition 73,272 to the total number of infections pushed the country’s tally to 6,979,423. Meanwhile, with 926 Covid-19 fatalities in a day, India’s death toll reached 107,416.


The second-most-affected country by active and total cases, and third by fatality, India has added 505,879 in the past seven days. Here are the key takeaways from the coronavirus data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Saturday (October 10, 2020):

  • With a daily increase of 73,272 in total cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen from 6,906,151 on Friday to 6,979,423 – an increase of 1.1%. Death toll has reached 107,416, with 926 fatalities in a day. The second-most-affected country by total cases and active cases, and third by death toll, India has added 505,879 cases in the past 7 days alone.
  • India now accounts for 10.84% of all active cases globally (one in every 9 active cases), and 9.93% of all deaths (one in every 10).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 14 days.
  • The count of active cases across India has seen a net reduction of 10407, compared with 8833 on Friday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Karnataka (1708), Kerala (1177), West Bengal (442), Arunachal Pradesh (82), and Puducherry (76).
  • With 82753 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has improved to 85.81%; the fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.54%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 83,679 — 926 deaths and 82753 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.11%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 1.1%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 65.7 days, and for deaths at 80.1 days.
  • The only state that has seen its highest single-day jump in daily new cases today is West Bengal (3573).
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (12134), Karnataka (10913), Kerala (9250), Tamil Nadu (5185), and Andhra Pradesh (5145).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Kerala (65.39%), Chhattisgarh (79.19%), Karnataka (81.36%), Maharashtra (81.63%), and Puducherry (82.65%).
  • India on Friday conducted 1,164,018 coronavirus tests, and had a test positivity rate of 6.3%.
  • 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 (20.11%), Chandigarh (15.24%), Goa (13.96%), Puducherry (13.44%), and Karnataka (12.03%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Goa (26.53%), Nagaland (20.43%), Maharashtra (14.59%), Kerala (13.51%), and Rajasthan (10.53%).
  • 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 (177901), J&K (136352), Andhra Pradesh (122948), Assam (110900), and Tamil Nadu (107557).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1506018), Andhra Pradesh (744864), Karnataka (690269), Tamil Nadu (646128), and Uttar Pradesh (430666).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 12,134 cases. The state has added 139889 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the second-most-affected state by total cases, has added 38,074 cases in the past seven days alone. On Saturday it added 5145 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 5,185, has added more than 5,000 cases on each of the past 80 days.
  • Karnataka has reported 10913 cases, to take its tally to 690269.
  • Delhi has added 2860 cases to take its tally to 303693.

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