DATA STORY: India’s logs 11,850 new cases; 555 deaths added to toll

India on Saturday reported a net reduction of 1,108 in active cases to take its count to 136,308. India’s share of global active cases now stands at 0.71 per cent (one in 141). The country is fifteenth among the most affected countries by active cases. On Friday, it added 11,850 cases to take its total caseload to 34,426,036 from 34,414,186 — an increase of 0.1%. And, with 555 new fatalities, its Covid-19 reached 463,245, or 1.34 per cent of total confirmed infections.

With 5,842,530 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Friday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so far reached 1,114,048,134. The count of recovered cases across India, meanwhile, reached 33,826,483܉– or 98.26 per cent of total caseload – with 12,403 new cured cases being reported on Saturday.

Now the fifteenth-most-affected country by active cases, third by deaths, second by total cases and recoveries, India has added 81,353 cases in the past 7 days.

India now accounts for 0.71% of all active cases globally (one in every 141 active cases), and 9.08% of all deaths (one in every 11 deaths).

India has so far administered 1,114,048,134 vaccine doses. That is 3236.06 per cent of its total caseload, and 79.66 per cent of its population.

Among Indian states, the top 5 in terms of number of vaccine shots administered are Uttar Pradesh (143348038), Maharashtra (104334367), West Bengal (87897123), Gujarat (77331788), and Madhya Pradesh (77316151).

Among states with more than 10 million population, the top 5 in number of vaccine shots per one million population are Kerala (1214167), Gujarat (1210723), Jammu and Kashmir (1199888), Delhi (1184328), and Uttarakhand (1096187).

Backwards from here, the last 1 million cases for India have come in 56 days.

The count of active cases across India on Saturday saw a net reduction of 1,108, compared with 1,140 on Friday. States and UTs hat have seen the biggest daily net increase in active cases are Jammu and Kashmir (53), Andhra Pradesh (31), Manipur (29), Ladakh (28), and West Bengal (28).

With 12,403 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.26%, while fatality rate remained unchanged at 1.34%.

The Indian states and UTs with the worst case fatality rates at present are Punjab (2.75%), Nagaland (2.16%), and Uttarakhand (2.15%). The rate in as many as 13 is higher than the national average.

India’s new daily closed cases stand at 12,958 — 555 deaths and 12,403 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases stands at 4.28%.

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 2013.4 days, and for deaths at 578.2 days.

Overall, five states with the biggest 24-hour jump in total cases are Kerala (6674), Maharashtra (925), West Bengal (860), Tamil Nadu (812), and Mizoram (669).

India on Friday conducted 1,266,589 to take the total count of tests conducted so far in the country to 622,333,939. The test positivity rate recorded was 0.9%.

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 Dadra & Nagar Haveli-Daman & Diu (14.75%), Kerala (13.08%), Sikkim (11.93%), Goa (11.88%), and Maharashtra (10.38%).

Five states with the highest TPR by daily numbers for tests and cases added – are Mizoram (15.12%), Kerala (10.24%), Sikkim (3.1%), Manipur (2.88%), and West Bengal (2.2%).

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 (1601522), J&K (1226127), Kerala (1081420), Karnataka (768237), and Telangana (710055).

The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (6622345), Kerala (5048756), Karnataka (2991369), Tamil Nadu (2713216), and Andhra Pradesh (2069614).

Maharashtra, the most affected state overall, has reported 925 new cases to take its tally to 6622345.

Kerala, the second-most-affected state by total tally, has added 6674 cases to take its tally to 5048756.

Karnataka, the third-most-affected state, has reported 227 cases to take its tally to 2991369.

Tamil Nadu has added 812 cases to take its tally to 2713216.

Andhra Pradesh has seen its tally going up by 262 to 2069614.

Uttar Pradesh has added 9 cases to take its tally to 1710252.

Delhi has added 62 cases to take its tally to 1440332.

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