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Data story: Kerala reports highest 24-hr jump; J&K adds 21% cases in 3 days

A set of graphics tracking how the number of coronavirus positive cases have moved on a daily basis since India's total touched 100 on March 15

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Here are the key takeaways from the data released by the Union Ministry of and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday (May 19, 2020):

  • India’s recovery rate improves by 40 basis points to 38.7%; death rate unchanged at 3.1%.
  • India’s new daily closed cases at 2,484 — 134 deaths and 2,350 recoveries. The share of deaths in total closed cases down marginally to 5.4% from 5.5% on Monday. In other words, the proportion of recoveries in total new closed cases has seen marginal increase on Tuesday.
  • India’s 5-day moving average of daily addition to total cases unchanged at 5.3%.
  • Net daily addition to India’s active cases is 2,486, a 4.9% jump over 2,370 on Monday.
  • India has taken 13 days to double its cases. In terms of number of days taken to reach the present level through doubling of cases, Kerala has taken the longest (43 days) and Odisha the fewest (six days).
  • Among states, the total case tally of Maharashtra has gone past 35,000 (at 35,058), with a jump in daily addition of 2,005 cases (more than 2,000 cases for a second straight day). The state has added 4,352 cases (12.5% of its total) in just these two days. Maharashtra accounts for 35% of all cases, and 43% of active cases, in the country.
  • Tamil Nadu’s tally reached 11,760, with a daily addition of 536, its fifteenth straight daily increase of more than 400 cases. The state now accounts for 11.6% of India’s total cases, and 12.4% of its active cases. The state has again overtaken Gujarat to be the second most affected by number of cases.
  • Gujarat’s tally has seen a jump of 366, its twentieth straight daily increase of more than 300 cases, to 11,745. Gujarat accounts for 11.6% of all cases and 10.6% of active cases in India.
  • The ministry data do not report any addition to the tally of Delhi, which had seen its highest single-day spike on Monday. Its total remains unchanged at 10,054. It currently has a share of about 10% in India’s total cases, and 9% in its total cases.
  • Rajasthan continues to be a distant fifth in terms of total tally, with 5,507 cases (5.5% of India’s total). Its share in total active cases is 3.6%. The state has added 305 cases in a day, its highest single-day jump.
  • Uttar Pradesh, which had report the addition of just 1 case on Monday, has seen its highest single-day jump in tally — 346 cases — to a total of 4,605.
  • Kerala, which has been much praised for controlling the spread after suffering an initial surge in infections, has reported it highest single-day jump in cases — of 29 cases in a day — to 630. Similarly, Karnataka, which has maintained a low rate of growth in cases, also saw its highest daily addition of 99 cases to take its total to 1,246.
  • Jammu & Kashmir has reported a daily addition of more than 100 cases for a second time in three days (of 106 cases) to take its total to 1,289. A little more than 21% all of its cases have come in these three days alone.
  • The state that have reported their highest single-day addition to total on Tuesday are: Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Puducherry (5), Himachal Pradesh (10), and Bihar (129).
  • The states that have reported highest daily jump in total cases in percentage terms are Puducherry (38%) Goa (31%), Himachal Pradesh (13%), and Bihar (10%).

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First Published: Tue, May 19 2020. 18:53 IST