DATA: India now has fewer active coronavirus cases than France


With another sharp drop on Tuesday, the number of active coronavirus cases in India fell to 748,538, which is lower than France’s total of 770,719 and the 2,728,163 in the United States. With fewer than 600 Covid-19-related deaths on consecutive days – 587 reported on Tuesday – the death toll in India reached 115,197, while 69,720 cured cases brought the total recovered cases in the country to 6,733,328, or 88.63% of all infections confirmed so far. So far, the country has reported as many as 1,545,503 recovered coronavirus cases in October.Overall, an addition of 46,790 cases – the lowest one-day peak since July 23 – brought the number of confirmed cases in India to 7,597,063.

Third most affected by active cases and deaths, and second by total number of cases, India added 421,183 in the past seven days. Here are the main takeaways from the coronavirus data released by the Union Department of Health and Family (MoHFW) on Tuesday, October 20, 2020:

  • With a daily increase of 46,790 in the total number of cases, the number of coronavirus cases in India rose from 7,550,273 on Monday to 7,597,063, an increase of 0.6%. The death toll reached 115,197, with 587 dead in one day. The second most affected country by total number of cases and active cases, and third by death toll, India added 421,183 cases in the past 7 days.
  • India now accounts for 8.16% of all active cases worldwide (one in 12 active cases) and 10.26% of all deaths (one in 10 deaths).
  • As of here, the last million cases for India occurred in 16 days.
  • The number of active cases in India saw a net reduction of 23,517, from 11,256 on Monday. The states that reported the largest 24-hour increase in active cases are West Bengal (657), Bihar (353), Manipur (142), Nagaland (70) and Haryana (33).
  • With 69,720 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate improved to 88.63%; the death rate remains unchanged at 1.52%.
  • The new daily closed cases in India are between 70,307 and 587 deaths and 69,720 recoveries. The share of deaths in the total number of closed cases is 0.83%.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of the daily rate of addition to the total number of cases is 0.8%.
  • India’s doubling time for the total number of cases is 112.2 days and for deaths is 135.7 days.
  • Overall, five states with the largest 24-hour jump in the total number of cases are Maharashtra (5,984), Kerala (5,022), Karnataka (5,018), West Bengal (3,992) and Tamil Nadu ( 3536).
  • Among states with more than 25,000 cases, the five with the worst cure rates today are Kerala (72.90%), Chhattisgarh (83.10%), Karnataka (84.85%) , Pondicherry (85.78%) and Assam (86.00).
  • India performed 1,032,795 coronavirus tests on Monday and had a test positivity rate of 4.5%.
  • Five states with the highest test positivity rate (TPR) – percentage of people tested testing positive for Covid-19 infection (based on cumulative test and case data) – are Maharashtra (19.56 %), Goa (14.41%), Chandigarh (14.29%), Pondicherry (12.31%) and Karnataka (11.42%).
  • Five states with the highest TPR in daily counts for tests and added cases – are Rajasthan (22.52%), Goa (21.43%), Nagaland (18.34%), Manipur (15 , 34%) and Sikkim (14.29%).
  • Among states and TUs with populations over 10 million, five that performed the highest number of tests (per million population) are Delhi (203,234), J&K (153,245), Andhra Pradesh (136,488), Assam (127063) and Tamil Nadu (119317).
  • The five states most affected by the total number of cases are Maharashtra (1,601,365), Andhra Pradesh (786050), Karnataka (770,604), Tamil Nadu (690,936) and Uttar Pradesh (456865).
  • Maharashtra, the worst-affected state overall, reported a net addition of 5,984 cases. The state added 95,347 cases in the past 10 days.
  • Andhra Pradesh, the second most affected state by total number of cases, added 27,099 cases in the past seven days. On Tuesday, he added 2,918 cases.
  • Tamil Nadu saw its tally increase from 3,536, to 690,936.
  • Karnataka has reported 5,018 cases, bringing its total to 770,604.
  • Uttar Pradesh added 1,719 cases to bring its total to 456,865.
  • Delhi added 2,154 cases to bring its total to 333,171.

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