Data | Which States recorded the most coronavirus cases, deaths, and the best testing rates?

A look at the case progression, deaths and tests performed across States even as the number of confirmed cases country-wide breaches the 1,200 mark

Updated - December 03, 2021 06:38 am IST

Published - March 31, 2020 01:00 am IST

A doctor uses a thermal-screening device on a police officer in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

A doctor uses a thermal-screening device on a police officer in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

On Monday, the number of COVID-19 cases crossed the 1,200 mark in India. Kerala recorded the most cases, followed closely by Maharashtra, which recorded the most COVID-19 deaths.

Apart from these two States, the case progression in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat were notably rapid. Kerala’s rate of testing was the highest and Jharkhand’s the lowest.

Case progression

The chart shows the day-wise progression of COVID-19 cases since the 10th case in each State. Of 37 States/U.T.s, 17 have registered at least 10 cases.

Rising cases

image/svg+xml2468101214161820222426102050100200Relatively rapidprogressionRelatively slowerprogressionMiddlingMaharashtraKeralaHaryanaU.P.KarnatakaDelhiPunjabCasesLadakhT.N.W.B.GujaratNo. of days since the 10th case

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Death count

The chart shows the day-wise progression of COVID-19 deaths since the first death in each State.

COVID-19 death toll across States

image/svg+xml246810121416182002468DeathsOnly 13 States/U.T.srecorded at leastone deathMaharashtraGujaratKarnatakaMadhya PradeshDeathsNo. of days since the first death

While Maharashtra recorded the highest number of deaths (8), Gujarat recorded the fastest rise (5 deaths in 8 days).

Testing time

The chart plots the tests done per million population against the percentage of positive cases among those tested for each State.

Tests per million x positive samples

image/svg+xml5102050100200Per one million01234567Cases/test (%)AverageAverageFewer tests,lower casesMore tests,higher casesFewer tests, higher cases% positive cases of total testsTests per million populationKeralaW.B.DelhiGoaKarnatakaRajasthanT.N.U.P.A.P.BiharOdishaJ&KMaharashtraHaryanaGujarat52010076543210

Also read: Data | To reduce coronavirus spread, India needs to test more, lockdown notwithstanding

Testing rates

The table compares the tests per million population in select States over a week. While Kerala’s testing rate grew from 113.8 to 188.7 per million people, others lagged behind.

Progression of testing rate

image/svg+xmlStateMar. 21 /22Mar. 28/29/30Kerala113.8188.7Karnataka20.847.4Maharashtra13.729.3T.N.5.722.8Gujarat2.917.7Chhattisgarh5.816.8U.P.5.611.6A.P.3.111.5M.P.0.77.2Bihar1.25.5W.B.1.34.6

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