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DATA STORY: In biggest single-day spike since Oct 2, India's Covid tally up by 81,466

India has so far vaccinated 68,789,138 people. That is 559.12 per cent of its total caseload, and 4.9483 per cent of its population

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India on Friday reported a net increase of 30,641 in active cases to take its count to 614,696. That is a little over 60 per cent of the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. India’s share of global active cases now stands at 2.74 per cent (one in 36). The country is 5th among the most affected countries by active cases. On Friday, it added 81,466 cases, the most in a day since October 6, to take its total caseload to 12,303,131. And, with 469 new fatalities, the most in a day since December 6, its Covid-19 reached 163,396, or 1.33 per cent of total confirmed infections.

With 3,671,242 more people getting Covid-19 vaccine shots on Thursday, India’s total count of those inoculated reached 68,789,138. The count of recovered cases across India, meanwhile, reached 11,525,039 – or 93.68 per cent of total caseload – with 50,356 new cured cases being reported on Friday.

  • With a daily increase of 81,466 in total cases, the most since October 6 last year, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen from 12,221,665 on Thursday to 12,221,665 – an increase of 0.7%. has reached 163,396, with 469 fatalities in a day, the most since December 6. Now the fifth-most-affected country by active cases, fourth by fatality, third by total, and second by recovered cases, India has added 456,479 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 2.74% of all active cases globally (one in every 36 active cases), and 5.74% of all deaths (one in every 17 deaths).
  • India has so far vaccinated 68,789,138 people. That is 559.12 per cent of its total caseload, and 4.9483 per cent of its population.
  • Among Indian states, the top 5 in terms of number of vaccine shots administered are Maharashtra (11263813), Rajasthan (10758887), Uttar Pradesh (10351492), Gujarat (10118841), and West Bengal (9543487).
  • Among states with more than 10 million population, the top 5 in number of vaccine shots per one million population are Kerala (169433), Gujarat (158423), Rajasthan (132772), Delhi (126705), and Chhattisgarh (121787).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 22 days.
  • The count of active cases across India saw a net increase of 30,641 on Friday, compared with 31,489 on Thursday. States that have seen the biggest daily net increase in active cases are Maharashtra (10293), Chhattisgarh (3458), Karnataka (2617), Uttar Pradesh (2070), and Delhi (1660).
  • With 50,356 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate stands at 93.68%, while fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.34%.
  • The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (2.85%), Sikkim (2.16%), and Maharashtra (1.92%). The rate in as many as 15 is higher than the national average.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 50,825 — 469 deaths and 50,356 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 0.92%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 0.5%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 104.3 days, and for deaths at 241.1 days.
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (43183), Chhattisgarh (4617), Karnataka (4234), Punjab (3161), and Tamil Nadu (2817).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Maharashtra (85.20%), Punjab (87.00%), Chandigarh (87.78%), Chhattisgarh (90.62%), and Madhya Pradesh (92.60%).
  • India on Thursday conducted 1,113,966 to take the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 245,912,587. The test positivity rate recorded was 7.3%.
  • 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 (14.3%), Goa (10.65%), Ladakh (9.24%), Nagaland (9.04%), and Chandigarh (8.68%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Maharashtra (23.57%), Chandigarh (12.66%), Chhattisgarh (11.3%), Puducherry (11.04%), and Goa (10.15%).
  • 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 (783165), J&K (447561), Kerala (370124), Karnataka (318622), and Andhra Pradesh (280409).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2812980), Kerala (1124584), Karnataka (997004), Andhra Pradesh (901989), and Tamil Nadu (886673).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 43,183 new cases to take its tally to 2856163. The state has added 351,836 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Kerala, the second-most-affected state by total tally, has added 2,798 cases to take its tally to 1127382.
  • Karnataka, the third-most-affected state, has reported 4234 cases to take its tally to 1001238.
  • Andhra Pradesh has added 1271 cases to take its tally to 903260.
  • Tamil Nadu has seen its tally going up by 2817 to 889490.
  • Delhi has added 2790 cases to take its tally to 665220.
  • Uttar Pradesh has added 2589 cases to take its tally to 619783.


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First Published: Fri, April 02 2021. 16:59 IST
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