Over the past seven days, Gujarat, West Bengal, and Maharashtra have seen the highest spike in cases among the top ten states with most cases. These three states account for 62 percent of all the new active cases in this period. Over the same period, fatalities have surged the most in West Bengal, Rajasthan and Gujarat. These three states account for 35 percent of all covid19 related deaths over the past seven days.
Over the past two days, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, New Delhi, and Jodhpur districts have seen the biggest spike in confirmed cases nationally. These five districts account for 54 percent of new cases over this period. Other districts that have seen a sharp spike over the past two days include Kolkata, North West Delhi, and Pune. So far, 481 districts have confirmed cases in the country. Mumbai has reported the most number of cases nationally among all districts, followed by Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Pune in Maharashtra and New Delhi are the other leading districts. These top five districts now account for 40 percent of confirmed cases in the country.
Chennai in Tamil Nadu, Thane in Maharashtra, Jaipur in Rajasthan, Surat in Gujarat, and Kolkata in West Bengal are the other high-burden districts which figure in the list of top ten districts. The top ten districts account for 52 percent of the confirmed cases nationally. The present trend shows that most of India’s hotspots so far have been urban affluent districts, with richer states hit harder than the rest.