Data | Where are the coronavirus hotspots in India?

As many as 284 districts have at least one COVID-19 case

April 09, 2020 02:01 am | Updated December 03, 2021 06:34 am IST

A staffer walking at a quarantine ward of Nehru Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in New Delhi on March 16, 2020. Image for representational purposes.

A staffer walking at a quarantine ward of Nehru Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital in New Delhi on March 16, 2020. Image for representational purposes.

From Kargil in the north to Kanyakumari in the south, and from Porbandar in the west to Lohit in the Northeast, 284 Indian districts have at least one COVID-19 case as of April 8. About 15 days ago, on March 23, there were only 84 such districts.

Rapid rise

The graph plots the number of COVID-19 cases in 18 districts as of March 23 (in green) and April 8 (in purple).

The number in bold in the graphic indicates the increase in cases in the period. These 18 districts have recorded at least 30 cases as of April 8.

Which districts saw the highest rise in cases?

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South Delhi recorded a rise of 316 cases in this period, the highest among all the districts, followed by Mumbai (278 more cases in the period) and Kasaragod (121 more cases).

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COVID-19 hotspots

The map shows all the districts with at least one COVID-19 case as of April 8. Each circle corresponds to a district.

The bigger and darker the circle, the higher the number of cases. For each district, the number of cases as of April 8 is mentioned.

Focus regions

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