Since the first COVID-19 clusters began to emerge in March, India’s state-wise Covid table has been a constantly realigning graphic. There’s again a shuffling of the deck as the country inched towards the 1.5 million cases mark this week.
From March to May, states like Kerala, Karnataka and Haryana, which had initially led the Covid tally, slid lower down the ladder, while Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat settled in at the top. Cut to end-July and all the southern states are back in the top 10, except Kerala (at No. 16, yet battling a surge in cases lately). Meanwhile, Gujarat has slid down several notches and Rajasthan has eased out of the top 10.