DATA STORY: India's Covid tally sees first daily rise of under 200,000 in 40 days

India on Tuesday reported a net reduction of 133,934 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 2,586,782. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 17.13 per cent (one in 5). The country is second among the most affected countries by active cases. On Tuesday, it added 196,427 cases to take its total caseload to 26,948,874. And, with 3,511 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 307,231, or 1.14 per cent of total confirmed infections.


With 2,430,236 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Monday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 198,538,999. The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile, reached 24,054,861 – or 89.26 per cent of total caseload – with 326,850 new cured cases being reported on Tuesday.

  • With a daily increase of 196,427 in total cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen from 26,752,447 on Monday to 26,948,874 – an increase of 0.7%. Death toll has reached 307,231, with 3,511 fatalities. Now the second-most-affected country by active cases, total cases and recovery, and third by death, India has added 1,719,878 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 17.13% of all active cases globally (one in every 5 active cases), and 8.71% of all deaths (one in every 12 deaths).
  • India has so far administered 198,538,999 vaccine doses. That is 762.67 per cent of its total caseload, and 14.26 per cent of its population.
  • Among Indian states, the top 5 in terms of number of vaccine shots administered are Maharashtra (25757579), Uttar Pradesh (21196939), Rajasthan (20937734), Gujarat (19655951), and West Bengal (17457335).
  • Among states with more than 10 million population, the top 5 in number of vaccine shots per one million population are Delhi (330334), Kerala (316469), Gujarat (307738), Uttarakhand (299997), and Chhattisgarh (282565).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 5 days.
  • The count of active cases across India on Monday saw a net reduction of 133,934, compared with 84,683 on Monday. States that have seen the biggest daily net increase in active cases are Tamil Nadu (7437), Assam (885), Tripura (341), Arunachal Pradesh (228), and Lakshadweep (112).
  • With 326,850 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate stands at 89.26%, while fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.14%.
  • The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (2.48%), Uttarakhand (1.88%), and Sikkim (1.75%). The rate in as many as 19 is higher than the national average.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 330,361 — 3,511 deaths and 326,850 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.06%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 0.9%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 94.7 days, and for deaths at 60.3 days.
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Tamil Nadu (34867), Karnataka (25311), Maharashtra (22122), West Bengal (17883), and Kerala (17821).
  • Among states with more than 100,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Karnataka (80.97%), J&K (81.95%), Uttarakhand (82.41%), Tamil Nadu (82.82%), and Assam (84.86%).
  • India on Monday conducted 2,058,112 coronavirus tests to take the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 332,594,176. The test positivity rate recorded was 9.5%.
  • 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 Goa (18.67%), Maharashtra (16.83%), Dadra & Nagar Haveli-Daman & Diu (13.88%), Kerala (12.53%), and Chandigarh (12.03%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Goa (35.35%), Meghalaya (30.8%), West Bengal (26.98%), Sikkim (24.88%), and Karnataka (23.28%).
  • 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 (1004157), J&K (607811), Kerala (528904), Karnataka (426508), and Uttarakhand (404314).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5602019), Karnataka (2450215), Kerala (2365787), Tamil Nadu (1877211), and Uttar Pradesh (1673785).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 22,122 new cases to take its tally to 5602019. The state has added 292,804 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Karnataka, the third-most-affected state, has reported 25,311 cases to take its tally to 2450215.
  • Kerala, the second-most-affected state by total tally, has added 17,121 cases to take its tally to 2365787.
  • Tamil Nadu has added 34,867 cases to take its tally to 1877211.
  • Uttar Pradesh has added 3,894 cases to take its tally to 1673785.
  • Andhra Pradesh has seen its tally going up by 12,994 to 1593821.
  • Delhi has added 1,550 cases to take its tally to 1418418.

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