I have been doing Data Analytics Studies on the Coronavirus Pandemic for 36 days. This post is about the “Infection Rate” of the 37 states and Union Territories (UTs) in India. Infection Rate is the number of people with COVID-19 per million residents of that country or state or UT.
Overall, India has an Infection Rate of 13 cases per million residents.
In the Map, the Red-coloured states/UTs have a higher Infection Rate than the national average. Delhi has the highest with 109.2 cases per million, followed by Ladakh at 57.3, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&NI) at 35.7 and Maharashtra at 34.8. I know I should have coloured these 4 states/UTs in a darker shade of red, but I’m too lazy to do the whole exercise all over again, so please excuse me.
Gujarat has an Infection Rate of 27.3, followed by Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) at 26.6, Chandigarh at 23.1, and Telangana at 22.3. Next come Tamil Nadu (TN) at 19.3, Rajasthan at 19.1, and Madhya Pradesh (MP) at 16.9 cases per million residents.
The orange, yellow, yellowish-green, light green, dark green, and gray colours represent states/UTs with a lower Infection Rate than the national average, with orange having the highest intensity, followed by yellow, light green and dark green. The gray colour has been used for those states/UTs which have zero cases.
In the orange category, Andhra Pradesh (AP) has an Infection Rate of 12.2 cases per million residents, followed by Kerala at 11.4, Haryana at 9.1, and Punjab at 8.2.
The yellow states are led by Karnataka at 5.9 cases per million residents, followed by Himachal Pradesh (HP) at 5.3, Puducherry at 5.1, Uttar Pradesh (UP) at 4.8 and Goa at 4.5.
The yellowish-green states are Uttarakhand (UK) at 4 cases per million residents, followed by West Bengal (WB) at 3.5 and Meghalaya at 3.4
The light green states are Odisha at 1.5 per million, Chhatisgarh at 1.3, Jharkhand at 1.1, Assam at 1.0, Mizoram at only 0.83, and Bihar at only 0.8 cases per million.
The dark green states are Manipur with only 0.66 cases per million, Arunachal Pradesh at only 0.65, and Tripura at only 0.49.
Nagaland, Sikkim, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, and Lakshadweep don’t have any cases. This is surprising in case of Nagaland as its population is higher than Ladakh, A&NI, Chandigarh, Puducherry, Goa, Mizoram, and Arunachal. Even Sikkim is a surprise case, as its population is higher than Ladakh and A&NI.
So, the key question is whether people living in the Eastern and North-eastern parts of India are more immune against the pandemic, or are they messing up their testing and reporting? I would believe the latter to be true.
There is another question that comes to my mind – apart from Gujarat, Chandigarh, MP, and Haryana, are the BJP or NDA-ruled states underreporting data, as they are accusing an opposition Chief Minister in Eastern India of doing? I sincerely urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into why Karnataka, HP, UP, Goa, UK, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Arunachal, and Tripura have such low numbers; and why Nagaland has zero cases!!!
LATEST UPDATES (at 11:45 am UTC):
- The world has crossed 2.408 million cases
- The global death toll is over 165,000
- India has reached 17,357 cases and 560 deaths as per covid19india.org
- Turkey became the 7th country to overtake China and I’m pretty sure Iran will become the 8th in under 8 hours
- 5 countries have crossed 125,000 cases (up from 1 on April 3)
- 9 countries have crossed 75,000 cases (up from 4 on April 3)
- 15 countries have crossed 25,000 cases (up from 11 on April 3)
- 19 countries have crossed 15,000 cases (up from 12 on April 3)
- 25 countries have crossed 10,000 cases
- 31 countries have crossed 7,500 cases
43 countries have crossed 5,000 cases (up from 20 on April 3)
46 countries have crossed 4,000 cases (up from 25 on April 3)
51 countries have crossed 3,000 cases (up from 27 on April 3)
- USA became the first country to cross 40,000 deaths
- 5 countries have 15,000+ deaths (up from just 1 on April 3)
- 10 countries have 3000+ deaths (up from 7 on April 3)
- 15 countries have 1000+ deaths (up from 10 on April 3)
- 20 countries have 500+ deaths (up from 12 on April 3)
- 29 countries have 300+ deaths (up from 17 on April 3)
NOTE: Map created with Mapchart.net