Five cities that make up for more than half of all coronavirus cases in India

IANS

  • These five districts include Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Thane, and Ahmedabad.
  • Moreover, five of the worst affected districts — Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Auranagabad, and Palghar — are from Maharashtra. Whereas two districts are located in Tamil Nadu.
  • According to Kant, Mumbai, Indore, and Jaipur have shown a declining curve in the five day median average of cases.

Fifteen districts in India account for as much as 63% of the total coronavirus cases in the country. Of these, five districts account for more than half the coronavirus case in a state.

These five districts include Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Thane, and Ahmedabad. Moreover, five of the worst affected districts — Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Auranagabad, and Palghar — are from Maharashtra. Whereas two districts are located in Tamil Nadu.

“63% cases in India are from 15 districts with the top 5 cities contributing to over half of our cases. Hyderabad is back on this list while Palghar is a new addition. Need to contain these districts at all costs. Aggressive testing, tracing & treatment is a must- now more than ever,” NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said.
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Districts of Concern

State/UTDistrict/CityContribution (%) to national cases Contribution (%) to state cases
Maharashtra Mumbai17.16%52.90
Delhi12.99%
Tamil Nadu Chennai10.08%71.45
Maharashtra Thane5.58%17.19
Gujarat Ahmedabad5.15%70.40
Maharashtra Pune3.65%11.25
Madhya PradeshIndore1.19%37.07
West BengalKolkata1.09%32.35
Haryana Gurugram1.05%45.10
TelanganaHyderabad1.03%72.25
Tamil NaduChengalpattu0.91%6.46
Maharashtra Auranagabad0.84%2.59
Gujarat Surat0.80%10.96%
RajasthanJaipur0.78%19.82%
Maharashtra Palghar 0.73%2.27%
According to Kant, Mumbai, Indore, and Jaipur have shown a declining curve in the five day median average of cases. Whereas, Aurangabad, Gurugram, Surat have a possible declining curve. Ahmedabad, Pune, Thane, have also a possible flattening curve.

“Growth trends in top 15 districts indicate an increase in Kolkata, Palghar & Hyderabad.However growth in Delhi is exponential. The only way to tackle this is to undertake testing at a massive scale and proactively detect hotspots & contain them. We need to win the battle in Delhi,” Kant added.


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In the last 24 hours, Delhi has recorded 1859 fresh coronavirus cases. The total number of coronavirus cases was recorded beyond 44,000 whereas the death toll surged to 1837.


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