India

India’s first case of COVID-19 was discovered on 30 January 2020. After escalating public health measures taken by states, the Prime Minister announced a three week national lockdown on 24 March when there were 519 cases. By late April there were more than 15,000 cases. India is a federation of states, which have each adopted different policies to respond to the pandemic. COVID-19 Policy Watch currently covers national policies only.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases

    74,292

  • Cases per 100,000 people

    5.46

  • Deaths

    2,415

  • Recovered cases

    24,420

  • Days since first case

    104

  • Days since 100 cases

    60

  • Days since highest daily increase

    3

These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

Government of India COVID-19 policies

Last updated 21 April 2020

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