DATA STORY: Global active Covid cases top 11 mn, India count below 600,000

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While active coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded the 11-million mark on Friday, the count of such cases in India came below 600,000. At 594,386, the number of active cases in the country at present is the lowest since August 5 and 42 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. With 57,386 new cured cases in a day, the country’s retrieved cases reached 7,373,375, or 91.15 per cent of all confirmed cases so far.


The complete number of confirmed cororonavirus cases in India now stands at 8,088,851, including 48,648 reported on Friday. The 563 fatalities across the country on Thursday, meantime, have taken the India’s Covid-19 death toll to 121,090, or 1.5 per cent of all cases.


The third-most-affected country by active cases and fatality, and second by complete cases, India has added 327,539 previously seven days. Here are the key takeaways from the coronavirus data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Circle of relatives Welfare (MoHFW) on Friday (October 30, 2020):



With a day-to-day increase of 48,648 in complete cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen from 8,040,203 on Thursday to 8,088,851 – an increase of 0.6%. Death toll has reached 121,090, with 563 fatalities in a day. The third-most-affected country by active cases and fatality, and second by complete cases, India has added 327,539 cases previously 7 days.

India now accounts for 5.32% of all active cases globally (one in each 19 active cases), and 10.11% of all deaths (one in each 10 deaths).

Backwards from here, the final 1 million cases for India have come in 19 days.

The count of active cases across India has seen a net discount of 9301, compared with 7116 on Thursday. The complete now stands at 594386, the lowest active case tally since August 5. The states that have reported the biggest hop in active cases are Delhi (1574), Telangana (477), Haryana (377), Chhattisgarh (164), and Himachal Pradesh (122).

With 57386 new day-to-day recoveries, India’s recovery rate has improved to 91.15%; the fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.50%.

The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (3.14%), Maharashtra (2.62%), and Gujarat (2.17%). The rate in as many as 12 is higher than the national average.

India’s new day-to-day closed cases stand at 57,949 — 563 deaths and 57386 recoveries. The share of deaths in complete closed cases stands at 0.97%.

India’s 5-day moving average of day-to-day rate of addition to complete cases stands at 0.6%.

India’s doubling time for complete cases stands at 114.9 days, and for deaths at 148.7 days.

Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour hop in complete cases are Kerala (7020), Maharashtra (5902), Delhi (5739), Karnataka (4025), and West Bengal (3989).

Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Kerala (77.70%), Chhattisgarh (86.75%), Puducherry (87.60%), West Bengal (88.02%), and Maharashtra (89.69%).

India on Thursday conducted 1,164,648 coronavirus tests, taking the complete count of tests conducted so far in the country to 107,728,088. The test positivity rate recorded on Thursday was once 4.2%.

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 (18.86%), Goa (14.54%), Chandigarh (13.56%), Puducherry (11.39%), and Karnataka (10.61%).

Five states with the highest TPR by day-to-day numbers for tests and cases added – are Sikkim (14.06%), Goa (13.84%), Kerala (12.92%), Nagaland (11.99%), and Meghalaya (9.87%).

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 (230984), J&K (171305), Andhra Pradesh (150561), Assam (134317), and Tamil Nadu (129574).

The five most affected states by complete cases are Maharashtra (1666668), Andhra Pradesh (817679), Karnataka (816809), Tamil Nadu (719403), and Uttar Pradesh (477895).

Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 5,902 cases. The state has added 65303 cases previously 10 days.

Andhra Pradesh, the second-most-affected state by complete cases, has added 20,760475 cases previously seven days. On Friday it added 2905 cases.

Kerala has added 7020 cases to take its tally to 418484.

Tamil Nadu has seen its tally going up by 2,652 to 719403.

Karnataka has reported 4025 cases, to take its tally to 816809.

Uttar Pradesh has added 1861 cases to take its tally to 477895.

Delhi has added 5,739 cases to take its tally to 375753.

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