India Coronavirus Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Jan. 25 14-day change
Cases 10.6 million 9,102 –22%
Deaths 153,587 117 –30%

14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

There have been at least 10,676,800 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in India, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. As of Tuesday morning, 153,587 people had died.

Reported cases in India

Share of population with a reported case
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Source: Ministry of Health and Welfare of India. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.
About this data For total cases and deaths: The map shows the known locations of coronavirus cases by region. Circles are sized by the number of people there who have tested positive or have a probable case of the virus, which may differ from where they contracted the illness.

Here’s how the number of cases and deaths are growing in India:

The table below was recently changed to show the average number of cases per day in the last seven days instead of the total number of cases over the last seven days.

Reported cases and deaths by state and union territory

This table is sorted by places with the most cases per 100,000 residents in the last seven days. Select deaths or a different column header to sort by different data.

Total
cases
Per 100,000 Total
deaths
Per 100,000 Daily avg.
in last
7 days
Per 100,000 Daily avg.
in last
7 days
Per 100,000
Kerala 893,639 2,675 3,624 11 6,064 18 20.6 0.06
Lakshadweep 67 104 8 12
Goa 52,977 3,632 762 52 74 5 0.9 0.06
Chandigarh 20,749 1,966 334 32 26 3 0.6 0.05
Puducherry 38,878 3,115 645 52 30 2 0.3 0.02
Maharashtra 2,010,948 1,790 50,815 45 2,609 2 48.9 0.04
Chhattisgarh 297,108 1,163 3,630 14 448 2 9.3 0.04
Ladakh 9,687 3,532 129 47 4 2 0.1 0.05
Delhi 634,072 3,777 10,813 64 212 1 8.4 0.05
Uttarakhand 95,702 949 1,635 16 111 1 2.6 0.03

India is one of many developing nations where leaders feel they have no choice but to prioritize reopenings and accept the risks of surging coronavirus infections. Yet its public health system is severely strained, and experts believe it is likely to reach a breaking point as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government continues to ease a nationwide lockdown.

Initially, the country took some of the strictest measures anywhere to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including placing all 1.3 billion citizens under a nationwide lockdown. But the measures were brutally hard on the poorest Indians. Some of the restrictions were lifted in early May to help revive the economy, including allowing construction and plantation work to resume and many shops to reopen.

When Mr. Modi announced the lockdown, hundreds of thousands of migrant workers were initially stranded in cities without a way to reach their home villages. Some started long journeys on foot. Most headed back to the countryside because they couldn't afford the rent or food without work in the cities, and that just spread the virus across the larger swaths of the country.

How Cases Are Growing

Here’s how the number of new cases and deaths are changing over time:

New reported cases by day

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New reported deaths by day

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The New York Times has found that official tallies in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries have undercounted deaths during the coronavirus outbreak because of limited testing availability.

India’s lockdown was largely considered effective, and it was widely obeyed. But with the measures largely lifted, anxiety is rising as the caseload surges, and more people have complained that they have been unable to find hospital beds.

India’s total caseload has become the world’s second-largest. So far, a large chunk of India’s Covid-19 cases have come from five states: Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, followed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

Public health experts have warned that the country’s testing figures were still far too restricted. But capacity has been rising: On October 20, more than 1,083,600 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 97,200,379.

Where You Can Find More Information

Read more about how Muslims in India have been blamed for spreading the virus, the steep drop in air pollution and life under lockdown in New Delhi, and how half a billion people could slip into destitution during the outbreak.

Here is where you can find more detailed information:

Case counts and regional breakdowns are updated daily by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Guidelines and essential information from the government, including travel advisories and Covid-19 educational materials.

Follow these local media organizations for more information: Hindustan Times, Scroll.in, The Indian Express, and The Hindu.

About the data

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible.