The second year graph represents the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, from March 2020 to April 2021. The red bars represent the number of positive cases as on March 31 each year, while the blue bars represent the number of daily reported cases as of April 1.
The last two years have seen a steady rise in cases, peaking during the summer months. The most affected state has been Tamil Nadu, followed by Maharashtra and Delhi.
Looking at the last two years, it is important to note that the peak in cases did not result in a peak in deaths. This is a significant shift from early data, which showed that over 60% of people who were tested positive for COVID-19 died. This discrepancy is likely due to a combination of factors, including improved medical technologies and greater adherence to social distancing measures. However, even now, over 30% of people who test positive for COVID-19 die from the infection.
Tamil Nadu, The Biggest Outbreak So Far
Tamil Nadu has been the worst affected state by COVID-19, with over 75,000 cases and over 3,000 deaths. The pandemic in Tamil Nadu began in April 2020, with more than 500 cases and 40 deaths. Since then, the cases have steadily risen, with over 15,000 cases and over 500 deaths reported as of April 2021.
The first wave of the pandemic to hit India was relatively mild, with only a few hundred cases and a few dozen deaths. But, as the number of cases increased, the disease became more severe. Since then, the number of cases and deaths have steadily risen, with more than 500 fatalities reported each week. This trend is likely to continue, as the numbers of people getting tested remain low.
Tamil Nadu is known for its high rates of COVID-19 infection, and part of the reason for this is due to the state’s humid climate. The National Centre for Disease Control has stated that COVID-19 behaves differently in a humid climate, and that people and animals can be carriers of the disease without displaying any symptoms. Due to this, the pandemic in Tamil Nadu is likely to continue to grow, as there are likely to be more people who carry the virus without knowing it and more cases of human-to-human transmission. As of April 2021, over 95% of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu are due to human-to-human transmission.
Maharashtra, A State That Battled The Spread
Maharashtra has also seen a significant increase in cases, with over 54,500 cases and over 1,600 deaths. The first case of COVID-19 in Maharashtra was reported in late February 2020. Since then, the cases have steadily risen, with over 22,000 cases and over 600 deaths reported as of March 2021. The increase in cases is likely to continue, as more people are being tested.
For a long time, Maharashtra was one of the few states where cases remained stable. This can be attributed to a combination of factors, including the state’s proactive approach to containing the spread of COVID-19 and its successful testing program. The government of Maharashtra conducted over 300,000 tests as of April 2021, and over 95% of these tests came back positive. This is significantly higher than the number of tests conducted in other states, and the high number of positives indicates that the government’s testing programs have been effective in identifying cases and isolating carriers throughout the state. The low number of cases in recent months indicates that the government’s approach to containing the spread of COVID-19 has paid off, and hopefully, it will continue to do so in the future.
Delhi, Largest Population In The Country
Delhi has the highest population in the country, with over 17.7 million people living there as of 2021. Unfortunately, Delhi was also one of the first states to be hit hard by the pandemic, with more than 8,000 cases and over 400 deaths as of April 2021. The first case of COVID-19 in Delhi was reported in January 2020. Since then, the cases have increased rapidly, with over 14,500 cases and over 400 deaths reported as of March 2021. Much like the other states, the cases are likely to continue to rise, as more people are getting tested.
The high number of cases in Delhi is likely to be due to a combination of factors, including the state’s large population and its poorly-maintained public transportation. It is certainly true that more people travel in large groups in Delhi than in other cities, and this has likely led to more cases. Also, with the population living in close quarters, there is a high possibility that more cases will be reported. Hopefully, with more people taking the initiative to stay at home and fewer people traveling, the cases in Delhi will drop significantly. But, even now, over 30% of COVID-19 cases in Delhi are due to human-to-human transmission.
The Rising Tide Spans All Sectors
Unfortunately, this is not the only area where the states have performed poorly. Businesses in almost all sectors have been affected, including construction, hotels, and travel. Many businesses have had to either close down or reduce their operating hours, resulting in widespread job losses. The tourism industry, in particular, has been badly impacted, with travel restrictions limiting the number of foreign tourists that can enter the country and increase the demand for domestic tourism. The construction industry has also seen an exodus of people, as those who can work remotely are sought after, leading to a skills shortage.
A State Where People Vary In How They Performed
While many states have performed poorly, there are also a few where the pandemic has been under controlled. Arunachal Pradesh, for example, has only reported 1,200 cases and 45 deaths, with very few cases appearing in the last month. The situation in Nagaland is also relatively calm, with only 400 cases and 21 deaths. Overall, these two states have seen a relatively small increase in cases, and they are being touted as models for other parts of India to follow.
In many states, the pandemic has been devastating, with case numbers increasing rapidly and deaths steadily. The most affected state has been Tamil Nadu, with over 75,000 cases and over 3,000 deaths, while Maharashtra and Delhi have both seen over 54,500 cases and 1,600 deaths.