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DATA STORY: India reports 3,689 Covid deaths, most in a day so far

India has so far administered 156,816,031 vaccine doses. That is 818.24 per cent of its total caseload, and 11.27 per cent of its population

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A woman reacts as she gets a Covid-19 vaccine at Nair Hospital in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

India on Sunday reported a net increase of 80,934 in active cases to take its count to 3,349,644. India’s share of global active cases now stands at 17.76 per cent (one in 6). The country is second among the most affected countries by active cases. On Sunday, it added 392,488 cases to take its total caseload to 19,557,457. And, with 3,689 new fatalities, its Covid-19 reached 215,542, or 1.10 per cent of total confirmed infections.

With 1,826,219 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Saturday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 156,816,031. The count of recovered cases across India, meanwhile, reached 15,992,271 – or 81.77 per cent of total caseload – with 307,865 new cured cases being reported on Sunday.

  • With a daily increase of 392,488 in total cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen from 19,164,969 on Saturday to 19,557,457 – an increase of 2.0%. has reached 215,542, with 3,689 fatalities. Now the second-most-affected country by active cases, total cases and recovery, and fourth by death, India has added 2,597,285 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 17.76% of all active cases globally (one in every 6 active cases), and 6.61% of all deaths (one in every 16 deaths).
  • India has so far administered 156,816,031 vaccine doses. That is 818.24 per cent of its total caseload, and 11.27 per cent of its population.
  • Among Indian states, the top 5 in terms of number of vaccine shots administered are Maharashtra (20928660), Rajasthan (17776306), Uttar Pradesh (17212739), Gujarat (16412183), and West Bengal (15096696).
  • Among states with more than 10 million population, the top 5 in number of vaccine shots per one million population are Kerala (278316), Gujarat (256953), Chhattisgarh (237086), Uttarakhand (235811), and Delhi (230141).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 3 days.
  • The count of active cases across India on Sunday saw a net increase of 80,934, compared with 98,482 on Saturday. States that have seen the biggest daily net increase in active cases are Karnataka (22378), Kerala (20095), Andhra Pradesh (7772), Rajasthan (5816), and Haryana (4954).
  • With 307,865 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate stands at 81.77%, while fatality rate has come down marginally to 1.10%.
  • The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (2.42%), Sikkim (1.80%), and Himachal Pradesh (1.49%). The rate in as many as 15 is higher than the national average.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 311,544 — 3,689 deaths and 307,865 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.18%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 2.1%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 34.2 days, and for deaths at 40.2 days.
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (63282), Karnataka (40990), Kerala (35636), Uttar Pradesh (30180), and Delhi (25219).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Rajasthan (69.67%), Uttarakhand (71.05%), Karnataka (73.09%), Gujarat (73.78%), and Jharkhand (74.44%).
  • India on Saturday conducted 1,804,954 to take the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 290,142,339. The test positivity rate recorded was 21.7%.
  • 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 (17.03%), Goa (14.17%), Dadra & Nagar Haveli-Daman & Diu (10.65%), Chandigarh (10.64%), and Chhattisgarh (10.25%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Goa (39.05%), Sikkim (32.5%), Delhi (31.61%), West Bengal (31.11%), and Haryana (26.74%).
  • 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 (920936), J&K (537465), Kerala (446674), Karnataka (381497), and Uttarakhand (339103).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (4665754), Kerala (1606819), Karnataka (1564132), Uttar Pradesh (1282504), and Tamil Nadu (1186344).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 63,282 new cases to take its tally to 4665754. The state has added 637,927 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Kerala, the second-most-affected state by total tally, has added 35,636 cases to take its tally to 1606819.
  • Karnataka, the third-most-affected state, has reported 40,990 cases to take its tally to 1564132.
  • Uttar Pradesh has added 30,180 cases to take its tally to 1282504.
  • Tamil Nadu has added 19,588 cases to take its tally to 1186344.
  • Delhi has added 25,219 cases to take its tally to 1174552.
  • Andhra Pradesh has seen its tally going up by 19,412 to 1121102.


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First Published: Sun, May 02 2021. 14:11 IST
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