DATA STORY: India adds 83,883 cases in its biggest single-day spike so far

India on Thursday reported its biggest single-day spike in count of confirmed coronavirus cases. With an addition of 83,883 cases in a day, the country’s Covid-19 tally reached 3,853,406. A large part of these cases were recoveries: at 68,584, the number of new cured cases was also the highest in a day so far. India’s corona death toll, meanwhile, reached 67,376, with 1,043 fatalities being reported in 24 hours.


The third-most-affected country by total cases, second by active cases, and fourth by death toll, India has added 543,172 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 Thursday (September 3, 2020):

  • India now accounts for 11.87% of all active cases globally (one in every 8 active cases), and 7.77% of all deaths (one in every 13).
  • The count of active cases reported across India has increased by 14,256, against 15,286 on Wednesday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Karnataka (3,460), Maharashtra (3,182), Andhra Pradesh (1,866), Assam (1,713), and Chhattisgarh (1,631).
  • With 68,584 new daily recoveries, the most so far, India’s recovery rate has improved to 77.09%, while death rate has come down to 1.75%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 69,627 — 1,043 deaths and 68,584 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.52%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 2.2%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 31.5 days, for active cases at 39.3 days, and for deaths at 44.4 days.
  • The states and UTs that have seen their respective biggest single-day spikes in total cases are Maharashtra (17,433), Karnataka (9,860), Chhattisgarh (2,296), Haryana (1,792), Uttarakhand (836), Goa (636), Tripura (590), Chandigarh (239).
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (17,433), Andhra Pradesh (10,392), Karnataka (9,860), Tamil Nadu (5,990), and Uttar Pradesh (5,682).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Chhattisgarh (51.06%), Jharkhand (66.31%), Punjab (69.74%), Kerala (71.44%), and Karnataka (72.21%).
  • India on Wednesday conducted 1,172,179 coronavirus tests — the most in a day so far — and had a test positivity rate of 7.2%.
  • 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 (19.25%), Puducherry (19.25%), Chandigarh (14.9%), Andhra Pradesh (11.85%), and Karnataka (11.84%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Goa (37.24%), Puducherry (29.94%), Chandigarh (27.6%), Maharashtra (22.68%), and Chhattisgarh (17.62%).
  • 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 (82,594), J&K (75,474), Andhra Pradesh (73,602), Assam (68,458), and Tamil Nadu (65,581).
  • Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (825,739), Andhra Pradesh (455,531), Tamil Nadu (439,959), Karnataka (361,341), and Uttar Pradesh (241,439).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 17,433 cases, its sharpest single-day jump. The state has added 143,356 cases in the past 10 days alone.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the second-most-affected state by total cases, has added 73,062 cases in the past seven days alone. On Thursday it added 10,392 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 5,990, has added more than 5,000 cases on each of the past 43 days.
  • Karnataka has reported 9,860 cases, its highest in a day so far, to take its tally to 361,341.
  • Delhi has added 2,509 cases to take its total tally to 179,569. The national capital has added 10,157 cases in the past 5 days alone.

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