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In Pics | States, union territories where COVID-19 cases are growing the fastest

Updated : 2020-08-26 18:20:54

The coronavirus outbreak seems to have peaked out in states were hit badly early into the pandemic. Instead, the virus seems to be spreading to less densely populated states and cities.

With COVID-19 cases still rising in India -- the country recently breached the 3 million mark when it comes to total cases -- a stark pattern has come to the fore. The coronavirus outbreak seems to have peaked out in states were hit badly early into the pandemic -- such as Maharashtra or Delhi. Instead, the virus seems to be spreading to less densely populated states and cities. Below is a list of 10 states and union territories that have seen the fastest increase in active cases over the past one month. (Note: To eliminate the low base effect, only states and union territories that had at least one thousand active cases last month have been included in this list. Source of data:   covid19india.org  ) (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
With COVID-19 cases still rising in India -- the country recently breached the 3 million mark when it comes to total cases -- a stark pattern has come to the fore. The coronavirus outbreak seems to have peaked out in states were hit badly early into the pandemic -- such as Maharashtra or Delhi. Instead, the virus seems to be spreading to less densely populated states and cities. Below is a list of 10 states and union territories that have seen the fastest increase in active cases over the past one month. (Note: To eliminate the low base effect, only states and union territories that had at least one thousand active cases last month have been included in this list. Source of data: covid19india.org) (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
#10: Goa Active cases (July 25): 1606 Active cases (August 25): 3149 Percentage growth in active cases: 96% (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
#10: Goa
Active cases (July 25): 1606
Active cases (August 25): 3149
Percentage growth in active cases: 96% (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
#9: Andhra Pradesh Active cases (July 25): 44,431 Active cases (August 25): 89,932 Percentage growth in active cases: 102% (PTI Photo)
#9: Andhra Pradesh
Active cases (July 25): 44,431
Active cases (August 25): 89,932
Percentage growth in active cases: 102% (PTI Photo)

#8: Uttar Pradesh Active cases (July 25): 22452 Active cases (August 25): 49575 Percentage growth in active cases: 120.8% (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
#8: Uttar Pradesh
Active cases (July 25): 22452
Active cases (August 25): 49575
Percentage growth in active cases: 120.8% (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
#7: Kerala Active cases (July 25): 9420 Active cases (August 25): 21232 Percentage growth in active cases: 125% (AP Photo)
#7: Kerala
Active cases (July 25): 9420
Active cases (August 25): 21232
Percentage growth in active cases: 125% (AP Photo)
#6: Jharkhand Active cases (July 25): 4237 Active cases (August 25): 10077 Percentage growth in active cases: 137% (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
#6: Jharkhand
Active cases (July 25): 4237
Active cases (August 25): 10077
Percentage growth in active cases: 137% (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
#5: Assam Active cases (July 25): 7951 Active cases (August 25): 19515 Percentage growth in active cases: 145%(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
#5: Assam
Active cases (July 25): 7951
Active cases (August 25): 19515
Percentage growth in active cases: 145%(AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
#4: Odisha Active cases (July 25): 7921 Active cases (August 25): 24280 Percentage growth in active cases: 206%
#4: Odisha
Active cases (July 25): 7921
Active cases (August 25): 24280
Percentage growth in active cases: 206%
#3: Punjab Active cases (July 25): 4096 Active cases (August 25): 14254 Percentage growth in active cases: 248%
#3: Punjab
Active cases (July 25): 4096
Active cases (August 25): 14254
Percentage growth in active cases: 248%
#2: Puducherry Active cases (July 25): 1055 Active cases (August 25): 3981 Percentage growth in active cases: 277% (Image: JIPMER website)
#2: Puducherry
Active cases (July 25): 1055
Active cases (August 25): 3981
Percentage growth in active cases: 277% (Image: JIPMER website)
#1: Chhattisgarh Active cases (July 25): 2460 Active cases (August 25): 9388 Percentage growth in active cases: 281.6%(REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
#1: Chhattisgarh
Active cases (July 25): 2460
Active cases (August 25): 9388
Percentage growth in active cases: 281.6%(REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
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