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DATA STORY: Karnataka overtakes Tamil Nadu to become third-worst-hit state

The countries doubling time for total coronavirus cases stands at 53.3 days, and that for deaths at 57 days

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With an addition 10,453 new cases on Wednesday, Karnataka went past Tamil Nadu to become the third-most-affected Indian state. Its tally now stands at 592,911. Kerala, meanwhile, overtook Andhra Pradesh to have the third-highest number of active Covid cases among Indian states. Maharashtra remains the most affected state on both counts.

India reported its tenth net decline in active cases within 12 days — a cumulative reduction of 77,313 during the period — taking its count of active cases to 940441, the lowest since September 10. With 1,179 fatalities in 24 hours, the country’s reached 97,497.

An addition of 80,472 to total cases, meanwhile, took the country’s overall tally to 6,145,291. And a single-day jump of 86,428 in the number of cured cases pushed Covid-19 recoveries in the country to 5,187,825, or 83.33 per cent all infections reported so far.

The second-most-affected country by active and total cases, and third by fatality, India has added 579,753 in the past seven days. Here are the key takeaways from the coronavirus data released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Wednesday (September 30, 2020):

  • With a daily increase of 80,472 in total cases, India’s tally of coronavirus cases has risen from 6,145,291 on Monday to 6,225,763 – an increase of 1.3%. Death toll has reached 97,497, with 1,179 fatalities in a day. The second-most-affected country by total cases and active cases, and third by death toll, India has added 579,753 cases in the past 7 days alone.
  • India now accounts for 12.24% of all active cases globally (one in every 8 active cases), and 9.63% of all deaths (one in every 10).
  • Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in just 12 days.
  • The count of active cases across India has seen a net reduction of 7135, against 15064 on Tuesday. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are Kerala (3912), Karnataka (3689), Assam (1877), Delhi (401), and Rajasthan (333).
  • With 86428 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate has improved to 83.33; the fatality rate remains unchanged at 1.57%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases stand at 87,607 — 1179 deaths and 86428 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 1.35%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily rate of addition to total cases stands at 1.4%.
  • India’s doubling time for total cases stands at 53.3 days, and for deaths at 57 days.
  • The states that have seen their respective biggest single-day spikes in total cases are Karnataka (10453), and Rajasthan (2148).
  • Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Maharashtra (14976), Karnataka (10453), Kerala (7354), Andhra Pradesh (6190), and Tamil Nadu (5546).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with worst recovery rates at present are Kerala (66.58%), Chhattisgarh (70.95%), J&K (74.93%), Tripura (76.52%), and Maharashtra (78.26%).
  • India on Tuesday conducted 1,086,688 coronavirus tests, and had a test positivity rate of 7.4%.
  • 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 (20.4%), Chandigarh (15.4%), Puducherry (14.65%), Goa (12.97%), and Karnataka (12.34%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Goa (21.77%), Maharashtra (19.8%), Chhattisgarh (18.58%), Chandigarh (16.73%), and Nagaland (14.49%).
  • 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 (152425), J&K (121230), Andhra Pradesh (109817), Assam (98406), and Tamil Nadu (96005).
  • The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (1366129), Andhra Pradesh (687351), Karnataka (592911), Tamil Nadu (591943), and Uttar Pradesh (394856).
  • Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported a net addition of 14,976 cases. The state has added 178114 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the second-most-affected state by total cases, has added 48,049 cases in the past seven days alone. On Wednesday it added 6190 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu, which has seen its tally going up by 5,546, has added more than 5,000 cases on each of the past 70 days.
  • Karnataka has reported 10453 cases, its highest in a day so far, to take its tally to 592911.
  • Delhi has added 3227 cases to take its tally to 276325.

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First Published: Wed, September 30 2020. 11:15 IST