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DATA STORY: Biggest single-day jump pushes India's active cases to 882,542

With a single-day addition of 90,802, the most in a day so far, India has overtaken Brazil as the second-most-affected country by total cases

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

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India on Monday reported its biggest single-day jump in both active and total cases — of 20,222 and 90,802, respectively — and overtook Brazil as the second-most-affected country globally. Next only to the US, India now has 4,204,613 confirmed Covid-19 cases. While-single-day recoveries dropped from an all-time high of 73,642 to 69,564, the country’s has reached 71,642, with 1,016 fatalities being reported in 24 hours.

Now the second-most-affected country by active and total cases, and third by fatality, India has added 583,368 cases in the past 7 days alone. Here are the key takeaways from the data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday (September 7, 2020):

  • India now accounts for 12.56% of all active cases globally (one in every 8 active cases), and 8.07% of all deaths (one in every 12).
  • The count of active cases reported across India has increased by 20,222, the biggest single-day jump so far, against 15,925 on Sunday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Maharashtra (15,196), Uttar Pradesh (1,662), Chhattisgarh (1,365), Odisha (1,212), and Delhi (1,039).
  • With 69,564 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has fallen marginally to 77.31%; the fatality rate has come down to 1.70%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 70,580 — 1,016 deaths and 69,564 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.44%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 2.2%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 31.7 days, for active cases at 29.9 days, and for deaths at 48.5 days.
  • The states and UTs that have seen their respective biggest single-day spikes in total cases are Maharashtra (23,350), Odisha (3,810), Kerala (3,082), Punjab (1,946), Madhya Pradesh (1,694), Gujarat (1,335), J&K (1,316), and Himachal Pradesh (397).
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (23,350), Andhra Pradesh (10,794), Karnataka (9,319), Uttar Pradesh (6,518), and Tamil Nadu (5,783).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Chhattisgarh (46.83%), Jharkhand (70.86%), Maharashtra (71.03%), Punjab (71.61%), and Karnataka (73.48%).
  • India on Sunday conducted 720,362 tests and had a test positivity rate of 12.6%.
  • 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 (20.08%), Maharashtra (19.49%), Chandigarh (16.33%), Andhra Pradesh (12.13%), and Karnataka (11.9%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Goa (33.94%), Chandigarh (28.4%), Puducherry (27.56%), Maharashtra (25.89%), and Mizoram (19.26%).
  • 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 (89,861), J&K (81,421), Andhra Pradesh (78,664), Assam (72,744), and Tamil Nadu (69,998).
  • Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (907,212), Andhra Pradesh (498,125), Tamil Nadu (463,480), Karnataka (398,551), and Uttar Pradesh (266,283).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 23,350 cases, its sharpest single-day jump. The state has added 173,644 cases in the past 10 days alone.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the second-most-affected state by total cases, has added 73,358 cases in the past seven days alone. On Saturday it added 10,794 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 5,783, has added more than 5,000 cases on each of the past 47 days.
  • Karnataka has reported 9,319 cases to take its tally to 398,551.
  • Delhi has added 3,256 cases, its highest jump in day since 3,460 on June 27, to take its tally to 191,449.

First Published: Mon, September 07 2020. 11:18 IST