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DATA STORY: India reports lowest daily spike in Covid cases since June 24

Fewest Covid deaths in a day since May 31; most recoveries in a day since December 24, biggest single-day net reduction in active cases since Nov 16, only 5 new active cases across India

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India on Tuesday reported a net reduction of 12,917, the most in a day since 16, to bring its count of active cases down to 231,036, the lowest since July 3 and 77.30 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. With a continuous trend of daily reductions, India’s share of global active cases is down at 1.00 per cent (one in 100). The country added 16,375 cases, the least in a day since June 24, to take its total caseload to 10,356,844. And, with 201 new fatalities, the fewest in a day since May 31, its Covid-19 reached 149,850, or 1.45 per cent of total confirmed infections.

The count of recovered cases across India now stands at 9,975,958 – or 96.32 per cent of total caseload – with 29,091 new cured cases, the most in a day since December 24, being reported on Tuesday.

  • With a daily increase of 16,375 in total cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen 10,340,469 on Monday to 10,356,844 – an increase of 0.2%. has reached 149,850, with 201 fatalities in a day. Now the tenth-most-affected country by active cases, third by fatality, and second by total and recovered cases, India has added 132,541 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 1.00% of all active cases globally (one in every 100 active cases), and 8.06% of all deaths (one in every 12 deaths).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 38 days.
  • The count of active cases across India has seen a net decline of 12,917, the most in a day since Nov 16, compared with 2,963 on Monday. The only states that have reported net increase in active cases are Meghalaya (4), and Manipur (1).
  • With 29,091 new daily recoveries, the most in a day since December 24, India’s recovery rate has improved to 96.32%; the fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.45%.
  • The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (3.23%), Maharashtra (2.55%), and Gujarat (2.18%). The rate in as many as 13 is higher than the national average.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 29,292 — 201 deaths and 29,091 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 0.69%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 0.2%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 438.1 days, and for deaths at 516.4 days.
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (4875), Kerala (3021), Chhattisgarh (1147), Tamil Nadu (838), Uttar Pradesh (711).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Kerala (91.46%), Uttarakhand (94.03%), Gujarat (94.61%), Manipur (94.81%), and Maharashtra (94.88%).
  • India on Monday conducted 896,236 coronavirus tests, taking the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 176,531,997. The test positivity rate recorded was 1.8%.
  • 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 Maharashtra (14.97%), Goa (12.68%), Chandigarh (10.79%), Nagaland (9.88%), and Kerala (9.62%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Maharashtra (10.51%), Kerala (9.02%), Mizoram (5.91%), Rajasthan (5.38%), and Chandigarh (4.4%).
  • 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 (450530), J&K (298707), Kerala (230594), Andhra Pradesh (229840), and Karnataka (220846).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1947011), Karnataka (922538), Andhra Pradesh (883210), Tamil Nadu (821550), and Kerala (778873).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 4,875 new cases to take its tally to 1947011. The state has added 33,629 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Karnataka, the second-most-affected state, has reported 600 cases to take its tally to 922538.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the third-most-affected state by total cases, added 128 cases to take its tally to 883210.
  • Tamil Nadu has seen its tally going up by 838 to 821550.
  • Kerala has added 3021 cases to take its tally to 778873.
  • Delhi has added 384 cases, the fewest in a day since May 14, to take its tally to 627256.
  • Uttar Pradesh has added 711 cases to take its tally to 588882.


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First Published: Tue, January 05 2021. 11:38 IST
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