Data story: India records 20,528 new Covid cases, 127,948 infections in 7 days


India reported an increase of 2,689 active coronavirus cases to take its tally to 143,449. The country is twenty-seventh among the world’s worst affected countries in active cases. On July 15, it added 20,528 cases to bring its total number of cases to 43,750,599. And, with 49 new deaths, its Covid-19 toll reached 525,709, or 1.20% of total confirmed infections.


With an additional 2,559,840 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered on July 16, the total number of vaccines in India has so far reached 1,999,889,097. The number of recovered coronavirus cases across India, meanwhile , reached 43,081,441 – or 98.47% of the total number of cases – with 17,790 new recovered cases reported on July 17.


  • India added 127,948 cases in the last 7 days.
  • India has so far administered 1,999,889,097 doses of the vaccine.
  • The number of active cases across India on July 17 saw an increase of 2,689 from 1,687 on July 16.
  • With 17,790 new daily recoveries, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.47%, while the death rate remained unchanged at 1.20%.
  • India’s daily new closed cases stand at 17,839 – 49 deaths and 17,790 recoveries.
  • On July 16, India carried out 392,569 coronavirus tests to bring the total number of tests carried out so far in the country to 869,425,632.
  • The five states most affected by the total number of cases are Maharashtra (8,017,205), Kerala (6,690,404), Karnataka (3,985,376), Tamil Nadu (3,515,461) and Andhra Pradesh (2,326,580).
  • The five states with the most active cases are West Bengal (30,613), Kerala (24,645), Tamil Nadu (17,228), Maharashtra (15,521) and Karnataka (7,296).
  • The five states with the highest number of deaths are Maharashtra (148,023), Kerala (70,250), Karnataka (40,130), Tamil Nadu (38,029) and Delhi (26,291).


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