DATA STORY: India hasn't seen net increase in active Covid cases for 37 days

India on Sunday reported a net reduction of 2,963 to bring its count of active coronavirus cases down to 247,220, the lowest since July 5 and 75.71 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. With a continuous trend of daily reductions, India’s share of global active coronavirus cases is down at 1.07 per cent (one in 96). The country added 18,177 cases to take its total caseload to 10,323,965. And, with 217 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 149,435, or 1.45 per cent of total confirmed infections.


The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India now stands at 9,927,310 – or 96.16 per cent of total caseload – with 20,923 new cured cases being reported on Sunday.

  • With a daily increase of 18,177 in total cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen 10,305,788 on Saturday to 10,323,965 – an increase of 0.2%. Death toll has reached 149,435, with 217 fatalities in a day. Now the tenth-most-affected country by active cases, third by fatality, and second by total and recovered cases, India has added 136,115 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 1.07% of all active cases globally (one in every 96 active cases), and 8.10% of all deaths (one in every 12 deaths).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 37 days.
  • The count of active cases across India has seen a net decline of 2,963, compared with 4,071 on Saturday. States that have reported the highest net increase in active cases are Maharashtra (1057), Kerala (322), Odisha (15), and Ladakh (15).
  • With 20,923 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has improved to 96.16%; the fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.45%.
  • The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (3.21%), Maharashtra (2.56%), and Gujarat (2.18%). The rate in as many as 13 is higher than the national average.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 21,140 — 217 deaths and 20,923 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.03%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 0.2%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 393.3 days, and for deaths at 477.0 days.
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Kerala (5328), Maharashtra (3218), Chhattisgarh (1147), Tamil Nadu (910), and West Bengal (863).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Kerala (91.10%), Uttarakhand (93.57%), Himachal Pradesh (94.35%), Gujarat (94.41%), and Maharashtra (94.64%).
  • India on Saturday conducted 958,125 coronavirus tests, taking the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 174,899,783. The test positivity rate recorded was 1.9%.
  • 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 (15.04%), Goa (12.73%), Chandigarh (10.85%), Nagaland (9.9%), and Kerala (9.62%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Kerala (9.85%), Chandigarh (6.42%), Goa (5.86%), Sikkim (5.37%), and Maharashtra (4.83%).
  • 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 (444522), J&K (294282), Andhra Pradesh (228502), Kerala (228294), and Karnataka (215752).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1938854), Karnataka (921128), Andhra Pradesh (882850), Tamil Nadu (819845), and Kerala (771252).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 3,218 new cases to take its tally to 1938854. The state has added 32,483 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Karnataka, the second-most-affected state, has reported 755 cases to take its tally to 921128.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the third-most-affected state by total cases, added 238 cases to take its tally to 882850.
  • Tamil Nadu has seen its tally going up by 910 to 819845.
  • Kerala has added 5328 cases to take its tally to 771252.
  • Delhi has added 494 cases to take its tally to 626448.
  • Uttar Pradesh has added 683 cases to take its tally to 587434.

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