In March 2020, the first two COVID-19 infected people to die in India officially died due to their co-morbidities and not COVID-19. Around India, people dying of their co-morbidities are not be considered as a COVID-19 death, "if a comorbid patient dies then a committee of experts decides the primary and secondary causes of death [...] If that committee identifies the main cause of death as heart attack, then even if the patient was infected, such a death is not counted as being caused by Covid." Testing of dead bodies to COVID-19 is being done according to ICMR guidelines and government orders. On 17 May 2020, the Delhi government changed COVID-19 testing policy by stopping tests of dead bodies.
National serological surveys
India's first national serological (seroprevalence) survey was conducted by ICMR during May–June 2020; 0.73% sero-positivity was observed. The results were published on 10 September 2021 on the website of the Indian Journal of Medical Research. However the survey and subsequent press releases and the final publication saw a number of discrepancies. ICMR also clarified that the observed sero-positivity did not represent the entire population. While ICMR came out with a 49% sero-positivity rate for Ahmedabad, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation conducted its own survey and came out with an average sero-positivity of 17.61%. The second serological survey, published in The Lancet, was conducted in August–September 2020; 6.6% sero-positivity was observed, i.e. for every case detected, about 15 went undetected. India's third national serological survey conducted in December 2020 and January 2021 revealed that only 3.5% of the total infections had been "detected" or "recorded". In other words, for every case detected, about 30 went undetected.
Reconciliation of data
Reconciled and backlogged data includes both deaths and number of tests. States and union territories that have reconciled deaths include Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Goa and Delhi. 7.6 million tests have been reconciled. Until 21 July 2021, Maharashtra had reconciled deaths 14 times.
Total Confirmed cases by state and union territory
Confirmed cases per million population by state and union territory
Active cases by state and union territory
Deaths per million population by state and union territory
Deaths by state and union territory
Recoveries per million population by state and union territory
Interactive map of confirmed COVID-19 deaths in India. Click the play button in the top left to interact with the map. Hover over the regions for values.
Interactive map of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India. Click the play button in the top left to interact with the map. Hover over the regions for values.
Total confirmed cases, active cases, recoveries and deaths
Total confirmed casesActive casesRecoveriesDeaths
Daily new cases
New cases per day7-day moving average of new cases per day
Daily new deaths
New deaths per day7-day moving average of new deaths per day
On 17 June 2020, 1,672 backlogged deaths from Maharashtra and Delhi were added taking reported daily deaths to 2,003 on that day.
On 23 July 2020, Tamil Nadu reported 528 deaths including backlogged deaths, taking reported daily deaths to 1,129.
On 10 June 2021, Bihar added 3,951 backlogged fatalities taking the day's death toll to 6,148 deaths.
From 1 May to 7 June 2021, Maharashtra added 8,756 backlogged/reconciliation deaths.
On 21 July 2021, Maharashtra added 3,509 reconciled deaths.
Daily new recoveries
New recoveries per day
Daily new cases vs active cases
New cases as percentage of active cases7-day moving average of new cases as percentage of active cases7-day moving CAGR of active cases