DATA STORY: India now accounts for 12% of all active cases, 8% of deaths globally

A day after reporting its biggest single-day spike in count of confirmed coronavirus cases, India on Friday again saw more than 80,000 new daily cases, at 83,341. The country’s Covid-19 tally reached 3,936,747. Cured coronavirus cases increased by 66,659 in a day to 3,037,151, and fatalities by 1,096 to 68,472.


The third-most-affected country by total cases, second by active cases, and third by death toll, India has added 549,247 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 Friday (September 4, 2020):

  • India now accounts for 11.99% of all active cases globally (one in every 8 active cases), and 7.84% of all deaths (one in every 13).
  • The count of active cases reported across India has increased by 15,586, against 14,256 on Thursday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Maharashtra (3,726), Karnataka (1,639), Chhattisgarh (1,538), Delhi (1,190), and Uttar Pradesh (1,139).
  • With 66,659 new daily recoveries, the most so far, India’s recovery rate has improved to 77.15%, while death rate has come down to 1.74%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 67,755 — 1,096 deaths and 66,659 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.62%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 2.1%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 32.4 days, for active cases at 36.6 days, and for deaths at 43 days.
  • The states and UTs that have seen their respective biggest single-day spikes in total cases are Maharashtra (18,105), Haryana (1,881), Madhya Pradesh (1,672), J&K (1,079), Uttarakhand (946), Goa (713), Chandigarh (276), Arunachal Pradesh (214), and Himachal Pradesh (199).
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (18,105), Andhra Pradesh (10,199), Karnataka (8,865), Tamil Nadu (5,892), and Uttar Pradesh (5,662).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Chhattisgarh (49.91%), Jharkhand (66.45%), Punjab (70.53%), Karnataka (72.40%), and Kerala (72.50%).
  • India on Thursday conducted 1,169,765 coronavirus tests and had a test positivity rate of 7.1%.
  • 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 Puducherry (19.43%), Maharashtra (19.25%), Chandigarh (15.35%), Andhra Pradesh (11.92%), and Karnataka (11.85%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Chhattisgarh (38.13%), Chandigarh (31.62%), Goa (30.71%), Puducherry (28.9%), and Maharashtra (19.26%).
  • 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 (84,251), J&K (76,717), Andhra Pradesh (74,793), Assam (69,883), and Tamil Nadu (66,676).
  • Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (843,844), Andhra Pradesh (465,730), Tamil Nadu (445,851), Karnataka (370,206), and Uttar Pradesh (247,101).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 18,105 cases, its sharpest single-day jump. The state has added 150,446 cases in the past 10 days alone.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the second-most-affected state by total cases, has added 72,640 cases in the past seven days alone. On Friday it added 10,199 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 5,892, has added more than 5,000 cases on each of the past 44 days.
  • Karnataka has reported 8,865 cases to take its tally to 370,206.
  • Delhi has added 2,737 cases to take its total tally to 179,569. The national capital has added 14,702 cases in the past 7 days alone.

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