DATA STORY: India's fewest Covid deaths in a day since June 10, lowest jump in cases since July 2

India on Monday reported a set of encouraging trends in its coronavirus story. A net reduction of 11,121 brought its count of active coronavirus cases under the 300,000 mark for the first time since July 12, at 292,518. With a continuous trend of daily reductions, India’s share of global active coronavirus cases is down at 1.37 per cent (one in 73). The country added 19,556 cases, the fewest in a day since July 2, to take its total caseload to 10,075,116. And with 301 new fatalities, again the fewest since June 10, its Covid-19 death toll reached 146,111, or 1.45 per cent of total confirmed infections.


The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India now stands at 9,636,487 – or 95.65 per cent of total caseload – with 30376 new cured cases being reported on Tuesday.

  • With a daily increase of 19,556 in total cases, the lowest daily spike since July 2, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen from 10,055,560 on Monday to 10,075,116 – an increase of 0.2%. Death toll has reached 146,111, with 301 fatalities in a day, the fewest in a day since June 10. The ninth-most-affected country by active cases, third by fatality, and second by total and recovered cases, India has added 168,951 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 1.37% of all active cases globally (one in every 73 active cases), and 8.55% of all deaths (one in every 12 deaths).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 30 days.
  • The count of active cases across India has seen a net decline of 11121, compared with 1705 on Monday. The only states that have reported net increase in active cases are Odisha (51), Assam (5), and Arunachal Pradesh (2).
  • With 30,376 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has improved to 95.65%; the fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.45%.
  • The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (3.19%), Maharashtra (2.57%), and Gujarat (2.22%). The rate in as many as 13 is higher than the national average.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 30,677 — 301 deaths and 30,376 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 0.98%.
  • 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 356.8 days, and for deaths at 336.1 days.
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Kerala (3423), Maharashtra (2834), West Bengal (1515), Chhattisgarh (1258), and Tamil Nadu (1071).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Himachal Pradesh (89.03%), Kerala (91.05%), Uttarakhand (91.92%), Chhattisgarh (92.83%), and Manipur (93.12%).
  • India on Monday conducted 1,072,228 coronavirus tests, taking the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 163,170,557. The test positivity rate recorded was 1.8%.
  • 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 (15.62%), Goa (13.1%), Chandigarh (11.29%), Nagaland (9.97%), and Kerala (9.61%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Kerala (9.82%), Rajasthan (8.97%), Maharashtra (7.31%), Goa (5.41%), and West Bengal (5.15%).
  • 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 (396831), J&K (268975), Andhra Pradesh (216409), Kerala (210170), and Karnataka (199420).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1899352), Karnataka (910241), Andhra Pradesh (878937), Tamil Nadu (807962), and Kerala (709292).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 2,834 new cases to take its tally to 1899352. The state has added 26,912 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Karnataka, the second-most-affected state, has reported 772 cases to take its tally to 910241.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the third-most-affected state by total cases, added 214 cases to take its tally to 878937.
  • Kerala has added 3,423 cases to take its tally to 709292. In terms of active cases, it has overtaken Maharashtra to become the most affected Indian state by that measure.
  • Tamil Nadu has seen its tally going up by 1,071 to 807962.
  • Uttar Pradesh has added 990 cases to take its tally to 575621.
  • Delhi has added 803 cases, the fewest in a day since August 18, to take its tally to 617808.

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