DATA STORY: India has seen 1,000+ fatalities for 27 straight days, 30,254 deaths in this period

India’s count of total confirmed coronavirus cases went past the 6-million mark on Monday, to stand at 6,074,702, with 82,170 new cases getting added to the tally. Active cases in the country, which have seen net daily reduction on eight of the past 10 days, increased by 6238 to reach 962,640. Twenty-seventh straight daily fatality figure of more than 1,000 (1,039 on Monday), meanwhile, pushed India’s Covid-19 death toll to 95,542.


With a single-day jump of 74,893 in the number of cured cases, recoveries in the country reached 5,016,520, or 82.58 per cent all infections reported so far.


The second-most-affected country by active and total cases, and third by fatality, India has added 587,122 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 Monday (September 28, 2020):

  • India now accounts for 12.56% of all active cases globally (one in every 8 active cases), and 9.53% of all deaths (one in every 10).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in just 12 days.
  • The count of active cases across India has increased by 6238, against a net reduction of 4567 on Saturday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Maharashtra (4111), Kerala (4033), Karnataka (2942), Chhattisgarh (972), and Odisha (530).
  • With 74893 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has improved to 82.58; the fatality rate has come down to 1.57%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 75,932 — 1039 deaths and 74,893 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.37%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 1.5%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 50.9 days, for active cases at 106.6 days, and for deaths at 63.4 days.
  • The states that have seen their respective biggest single-day spikes in total cases are Kerala (7445), and Rajasthan (2,084).
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (18056), Karnataka (9543), Kerala (7445), Andhra Pradesh (6923), and Tamil Nadu (5791).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Kerala (67.24%), Chhattisgarh (68.96%), J&K (73.22%), Uttarakhand (75.83%), and Maharashtra (76.91%).
  • India on Sunday conducted 709,394 coronavirus tests, and had a test positivity rate of 11.6%.
  • 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 (20.4%), Chandigarh (15.53%), Puducherry (14.98%), Goa (12.8%), and Karnataka (12.55%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Goa (26.89%), Chhattisgarh (18.82%), Sikkim (15.9%), Nagaland (14.26%), and Kerala (13.87%).
  • 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 (147610), J&K (118406), Andhra Pradesh (107240), Tamil Nadu (93806), and Assam (90978).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1339232), Andhra Pradesh (675674), Tamil Nadu (580808), Karnataka (575566), and Uttar Pradesh (387085).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 18,056 cases. The state has added 193392 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the second-most-affected state by total cases, has added 50,160 cases in the past seven days alone. On Monday it added 6923 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 5,791, has added more than 5,000 cases on each of the past 68 days.
  • Karnataka has reported 9543 cases, to take its tally to 575566.
  • Delhi has added 3292 cases to take its tally to 271114.

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