India Covid Map and Case Count

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Total reported On Sept. 26 14-day change
Cases 5.9 million 88,600 –8%
Deaths 94,503 1,124 –3%

Includes confirmed and probable cases where available. 14-day change trends use 7-day averages.

There have been at least 5,992,500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in India, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. As of Sunday evening, 94,503 people had died.

Reported cases in India

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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:

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 Cases
in last
7 days
Per 100,000 Deaths
in last
7 days
Per 100,000
Puducherry 26,032 2,086 500 40 3,576 287 38 3.0
West Bengal 244,240 268 4,721 5 233,084 255 423 0.5
Goa 31,574 2,165 391 27 3,552 244 49 3.4
Chandigarh 11,380 1,078 145 14 1,584 150 26 2.5
Delhi 267,822 1,595 5,193 31 24,923 148 248 1.5
Ladakh 4,093 1,492 57 21 385 140 8 2.9
Maharashtra 1,321,176 1,176 35,191 31 133,161 118 2,975 2.6
Arunachal Pradesh 8,869 641 14 1 1,619 117 1 <0.1
Kerala 167,939 503 656 2 36,934 111 137 0.4
Andhra Pradesh 668,751 1,354 5,663 11 50,975 103 361 0.7

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 in India

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New reported deaths by day in India

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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 Tamil Nadu, Karnataka 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 September 3, more than 1,172,000 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the total number of samples tested so far to 45,509,380.

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.