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DATA STORY: India reports 78 Covid deaths, fewest in a day since May 2

176 active Covid cases added in first daily net increase since Jan 7; with 358,473 vaccinations, India has so far inoculated 5,775,322 people - 53.34% of total caseload, and 0.416% of population

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India on Sunday reported its first net increase in active cases since January 7 – of 176 to take the count to 148,766, which is 85.38 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. India’s share of global active cases has declined to 0.57 per cent (one in 175). The country is 17th among the most affected countries by active cases. India added 12,059 cases to take its total caseload to 10,826,363. And, with 78 new fatalities, its Covid-19 reached 154,996, or 1.43 per cent of total confirmed infections.

With 358,473 more vaccinations across India on Saturday, the total count of those inoculated reached 5,775,322. The count of recovered cases across India, meanwhile, reached 10,522,601 – or 97.19 per cent of total caseload – with 11,805 new cured cases being reported on Sunday.

  • With a daily increase of 12,059 in total cases, India’s tally of cases has risen from 10,814,304 on Saturday to 10,826,363 – an increase of 0.1%. has reached 154,996, with 78 fatalities in a day. Now the seventeenth-most-affected country by active cases, fourth by fatality, and second by total and recovered cases, India has added 80,180 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 0.57% of all active cases globally (one in every 175 active cases), and 6.68% of all deaths (one in every 15 deaths).
  • India has so far vaccinated 5,775,322 people. That is 53.34 per cent of its total caseload, and 0.416 per cent of its population.
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 58 days.
  • The count of active cases across India has increased by 176, in the first net rise since Jan 7, compared to a net reduction of 2,870 on Saturday. Five states that have reported the highest net increase in active cases are Maharashtra (1004), Karnataka (94), Himachal (35), Meghalaya (21), and Nagaland (17).
  • With 11,805 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate remains unchanged at 97.19%, and fatality rate at 1.43%.
  • The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (3.23%), Maharashtra (2.51%), and Gujarat (2.21%). The rate in as many as 14 is higher than the national average.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 11,883 — 78 deaths and 11,805 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 0.66%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 0.1%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 621.9 days, and for deaths at 1377.0 days.
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Kerala (5942), Maharashtra (2768), Karnataka (531), Tamil Nadu (477), and Chhattisgarh (260).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Kerala (92.56%), Punjab (95.53%), Maharashtra (95.72%), Uttarakhand (97.30%), and West Bengal (97.36%).
  • India on Saturday conducted 695,789 to take the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 201,368,378. The test positivity rate recorded was 1.7%.
  • 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 (13.67%), Goa (11.68%), Nagaland (9.63%), Kerala (9.59%), and Chandigarh (9.57%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Kerala (7.18%), Maharashtra (5.27%), Goa (4.31%), Nagaland (4.23%), and Sikkim (2.34%).
  • 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 (559751), J&K (353417), Kerala (285575), Karnataka (265095), and Andhra Pradesh (254908).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (2041398), Kerala (962363), Karnataka (942031), Andhra Pradesh (888350), and Tamil Nadu (841326).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 2,768 new cases to take its tally to 2041398. The state has added 25,874 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Kerala, now the second-most-affected state by total tally, has added 5942 cases to take its tally to 962363.
  • Karnataka, the third-most-affected state, has reported 531 cases to take its tally to 942031.
  • Andhra Pradesh has added 75 cases to take its tally to 888350.
  • Tamil Nadu has seen its tally going up by 477 to 841326.
  • Delhi has added 123 cases to take its tally to 635916.
  • Uttar Pradesh has added 144 cases to take its tally to 601272.


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First Published: Sun, February 07 2021. 14:21 IST
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