Kerala, Maharashtra are India’s Covid-19 hotspots

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The coronavirus outbreak is spreading rapidly in India with tens of new cases and deaths being reported every day.

The scale of this health emergency is such that the entire country has been put under a 21-day lockdown and only essential services are operational. In the 10 days between March 10 and 20, the number of people in India who tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus, jumped from 50 to 196. By March 25, it reached 606 and by the end of the month (March 31) India had 1397 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

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India, like most countries, is currently battling its worst health emergency in several decades. The pressure on the country’s healthcare system and the economy in general is immense as the entire country is under a lockdown.

To help explain the scale of coronavirus outbreak in India, IndiaToday.in is regularly analysing key data and trends related to this health emergency. We bring to you this in-depth analysis and a daily tracker on Covid-19 cases in India.