DATA STORY: India reports its biggest single-day spike in retrieved cases


A day after reporting some respite from zooming day by day number of confirmed coronavirus cases, India on Wednesday again added near to 90,000. With an addition of 89,706 cases, the complete count reached 4,370,128 – an increase of 2.1% from the day prior to this. A large a part of the net single-day addition to cases, then again, were recoveries, at 74,894 — the most in a day so far. The country’s Covid-19 death toll, meantime, increased by 1,115 to succeed in 73,890. The second one-most-affected country by active and complete cases, and third by fatality, India has added 600,605 cases prior to now 7 days alone.

Here are the key takeaways from the coronavirus data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Circle of relatives Welfare (MoHFW) on Wednesday (September 9, 2020):

India now accounts for 12.81% of all active cases globally (one in each 8 active cases), and 8.19% of all deaths (one in each 12). The count of active cases reported across India has increased by 13,697, against 1,155 on Tuesday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour hop in active cases are Maharashtra (6,517), Chhattisgarh (2,207), Delhi (1,834), Kerala (1,147), and Uttar Pradesh (1,112). With 74,894 new day by day recoveries, the most in a day so far, India’s recovery rate has increased to 77.77%; the fatality rate has fallen to 1.69%. India’s new day by day closed cases stand at 76,009 — 1,115 deaths and 74,894 recoveries. The share of deaths in complete closed cases stands at 1.49%. India’s 5-day moving average of day by day rate of addition to complete cases stands at 2.1%. India’s doubling time for complete cases stands at 33.4 days, for active cases at 45.1 days, and for deaths at 45.6 days. The states and UTs that have seen their respective biggest single-day spikes in complete cases are Uttar Pradesh (6,622), Chhattisgarh (2,834), J&K (1,355), Chandigarh (377), and Arunachal Pradesh (222). Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour hop in complete cases are Maharashtra (20,131), Andhra Pradesh (10,601), Karnataka (7,866), Uttar Pradesh (6,622), and Tamil Nadu (5,776). Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Chhattisgarh (45.48%), Uttarakhand (66.96%), Jharkhand (71.18%), Maharashtra (71.26%), and J&K (72.40%). India on Tuesday conducted 1,154,549 coronavirus tests and had a test positivity rate of 7.8%. 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 Puducherry (20.16%), Maharashtra (19.69%), Chandigarh (17.19%), Andhra Pradesh (12.2%), and Karnataka (11.91%). Five states with the highest TPR by day by day numbers for tests and cases added – are Chandigarh (38.04%), Maharashtra (25.06%), Goa (24.36%), Puducherry (20.1%), and Chhattisgarh (15.28%). 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 (93,331), J&K (83,875), Andhra Pradesh (81,137), Assam (74,875), and Tamil Nadu (72,162). Five most affected states by complete tally of cases are Maharashtra (943,772), Andhra Pradesh (517,094), Tamil Nadu (474,940), Karnataka (412,190), and Uttar Pradesh (278,473). Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 20,131 cases. The state has added 179,491 cases prior to now 10 days alone. Andhra Pradesh, the second-most-affected state by complete cases, has added 71,955 cases prior to now seven days alone. On Saturday it added 10,601 cases. Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 5,684, has added more than 5,000 cases on each and every of the past 49 days. Karnataka has reported 7,866 cases to take its tally to 412,190. Delhi has added 3,609 cases, the most since 3,788 on June 25, to take its tally to 197,135.

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