DATA STORY: Nearly 90% Delhi cases now cured; Haryana recovery rate 2nd-best at 84%

Here are the key takeaways from the coronavirus data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday (August 16, 2020):
  • With a daily increase of 63,490 in total cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen from 2,526,192 on Saturday to 2,589,682 – an increase of 2.5%. Death toll has reached 49,980, with 944 fatalities in a day. India, the third-most-affected country by total cases and fourth by death toll, has added 436,672 cases in the past 7 days alone.
  • India now accounts for 10.40% of all active cases globally (one in every 10 active cases), and 6.50% of all deaths (one in every 15).
  • The count of active cases reported across India has risen by 9,224, against 6,625 on Saturday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Maharashtra (4,854), Karnataka (2,075), Uttar Pradesh (1,011), Odisha (966), and Kerala (798).
  • With 53,322 new recoveries, India’s recovery rate has increased to 71.91%, while death rate has come down to 1.93%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 54,266 — 944 deaths and 53,322 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.74%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 2.7%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 27.9 days, for active cases at 50.6 days, and for deaths at 36.4 days.
  • The states and UTs that have seen their respective biggest single-day spikes in total cases are Karnataka (8,818), West Bengal (3,074), Kerala (1,608), Odisha (2,496), Madhya Pradesh (1,019), and Mizoram (120).
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (12,020), Karnataka (8,818), Andhra Pradesh (8,732), Tamil Nadu (5,860), and Uttar Pradesh (4,774).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Karnataka (61.30%), Punjab (62.79%), Uttar Pradesh (64.13%), Kerala (64.81%), and Andhra Pradesh (67.46%).
  • 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 (18.77%), Puducherry (13.41%), Telangana (12.47%), Delhi (11.76%), and Karnataka (11.03%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Ladakh (53.57%), Sikkim (41.46%), Puducherry (26.61%), Mizoram (26.26%), and Goa (21.11%).
  • 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 (65,177), J&K (59,492), Andhra Pradesh (53,852), Assam (49,127), and Tamil Nadu (48,098).
  • Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (584,754), Tamil Nadu (332,105), Andhra Pradesh (281,817), Karnataka (219,926), and Delhi (151,928).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 12,020 cases. The state has added 116,489 cases in the past 10 days alone.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 5,860, has added more than 5,000 cases on each of the past 25 days.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the third-most-affected state by total cases, has added 64,777 cases in the past seven days alone. On Sunday it added 8,732 cases.
  • Karnataka has reported 8,818 cases, its biggest single-day jump, to take its tally to 219,926.
  • Delhi has added 1,276 cases to take its total tally to 151,928. Its daily rate of increase in cases has been under 1 per cent for 24 days in a row.

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