DATA STORY: Kerala accounts for 30% of India's active Covid cases, has worst recovery rate

India on Thursday reported a net reduction of 904 to take its count of active coronavirus cases to 213,603, the lowest since June 29 and 79.02 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases has declined to 0.86 per cent (one in 115). The country is 13th among the most affected countries by active cases. India added 16,946 cases to take its total caseload to 10,512,093. And, with 198 new fatalities its Covid-19 death toll reached 151,727, or 1.44 per cent of total confirmed infections.


The count of recovered coronavirus cases across India now stands at 10,146,763 – or 96.52 per cent of total caseload – with 17,652 new cured cases being reported on Thursday.

  • With a daily increase of 16,946 in total cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen 10,495,147 on Wednesday to 10,512,093 – an increase of 0.2%. Death toll has reached 151,727, with 198 fatalities in a day. Now the thirteenth-most-affected country by active cases, third by fatality, and second by total and recovered cases, India has added 116,815 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 0.87% of all active cases globally (one in every 115 active cases), and 7.64% of all deaths (one in every 13 deaths).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 43 days.
  • The count of active cases across India has seen a net reduction of 904, compared with 2,051 on Wednesday. Five states that have reported the highest increase in active cases are Kerala (820), Maharashtra (477), Odisha (39), Telangana (37), an d Punjab (29).
  • With 17,652 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has increased to 96.52%, and fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.44%.
  • The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (3.22%), Maharashtra (2.54%), and Gujarat (2.15%). The rate in as many as 13 is higher than the national average.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 17,850 — 198 deaths and 17,652 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.11%.
  • 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 429.6 days, and for deaths at 530.8 days.
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Kerala (6004), Maharashtra (3556), Karnataka (746), West Bengal (723), and Tamil Nadu (673).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Kerala (91.65%), Maharashtra (94.75%), Punjab (95.12%), Gujarat (95.44%), and Madhya Pradesh (95.59%).
  • India on Wednesday conducted 743,191 coronavirus tests, taking the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 184,232,305. The test positivity rate recorded was 2.3%.
  • 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 (14.58%), Goa (12.36%), Chandigarh (10.4%), Nagaland (9.81%), and Kerala (9.58%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Kerala (8.69%), Maharashtra (5.79%), Goa (4.94%), Nagaland (4.2%), and Chandigarh (2.82%).
  • 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 (480703), J&K (315447), Kerala (315447), Andhra Pradesh (238243), and Karnataka (237072).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1978044), Karnataka (929552), Andhra Pradesh (885437), Tamil Nadu (828287), and Kerala (825769).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 3,556 new cases to take its tally to 1978044. The state has added 35,908 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Karnataka, the second-most-affected state, has reported 746 cases to take its tally to 929552.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the third-most-affected state by total cases, added 203 cases to take its tally to 885437.
  • Tamil Nadu has seen its tally going up by 673 to 828287.
  • Kerala has added 6004 cases to take its tally to 825769.
  • Delhi has added 357 cases to take its tally to 631249.
  • Uttar Pradesh has added 466 cases to take its tally to 594641.

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