“Nutrition Is More Than Food, More Than Hunger,” UNICEF India’s Arjan De Wagt Talks About The Impact Of COVID-19 On Poshan Abhiyan 

“Nutrition Is More Than Food, More Than Hunger,” UNICEF India’s Arjan De Wagt Talks About The Impact Of COVID-19 On Poshan Abhiyan 

UNICEF India’s Chief of Nutrition, Arjan De Wagt talks about COVID-19 and its impact on POSHAN Abhiyan 
“Nutrition Is More Than food, More Than Hunger,” UNICEF India’s Arjan De Wagt Talks About The Impact Of COVID19 On Poshan AbhiyanPOSHAN Abhiyan is trying to deliver the right thing: UNICEF India's Arjan De Wagt
Highlights
  • We saw COVID induced nutrition crisis during the lockdown: Mr Wagt
  • POSHAN Abhiyan is an excellent and one-of-a-kind initiative: Mr Wagt
  • Nutrition has become an important topic since POSHAN Abhiyan: Mr Wagt

New Delhi: COVID-19 has caused more than one crisis across the world and in India. Not only has it created a direct health crisis, but it is also an economic and socio-economic crisis. Compounded further with the prevalence of food insecurity and lack of access to nutritious food. As India celebrates the month of September as Poshan Maah (Nutrition Month) NDTV reached out to UNICEF India’s Chief of Nutrition, Arjan De Wagt to talk about India’s malnutrition crisis, POSHAN Abhiyan, and what can be done to bring the Abhiyan back on track.

NDTV: The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the nutritional status of India’s children. How huge are the effects of the pandemic on the ground?

Arjan De Wagt: There are two things happening, of course, people are getting infected and we are dealing with those problems. But there’s also the secondary effects of COVID, that I call COVID induced nutrition crisis, which is what we saw during the lockdown. Last week we saw new data that came out on the economic situation of the declining GDP. This is the economic cost of the lockdown. Many people lost their jobs, their fixed incomes, many farmers have seen losses. What we are really worried about is that poverty is increasing which results in food insecurity. Which means that not only people don’t have the money to buy food, they can’t afford nutritious food. So we’re really worried about that. Another thing that we are worried about is the impact of COVID-19 on the services that were stopped during the lockdown. After the lockdown was lifted also, we saw that the immunisation rates are not back to what they were pre-COVID. We see that the access to services, the way it used to be before, are not back at that level yet. And then, of course, the frontline workers and everyone in the healthcare sector is so busy trying to deal with COVID, to identify people with COVID and helping them; this competes with the importance of nutrition interventions.

If we look at the global data, for instance in South Asia, we expect that there will be close to 4 million more children suffering from acute malnutrition, this is due to the expected rise in poverty. Another factor is the additional child deaths, which happens, if the child has a background of malnutrition.

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If we look at the data from two years ago, at the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey, that shows that almost 50 percent of the children have one or the other form of undernutrition. Which means, they didn’t grow well, their immune system didn’t grow well. If their brain doesn’t grow well, when children go to school, they can’t perform well. With their backgrounds and the impact of COVID-19, we are just worried that the numbers relation to malnutrition crisis, will further increase.

A Lancet study which was published a year ago, in September 2019,  showed that in all children under the age of 5, that are dying in India, about two-thirds of those have malnutrition as an underlying cause. So again two-third of all under-five mortality is linked to malnutrition.

But because of COVID-19, the only worry is that these figures and the condition will only worsen.

NDTV: If we split the problem of hunger and nutrition, what do you think has been the effect of COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown on the POSHAN Abhiyan and its target of malnutrition-free India by 2022?

Arjan De Wagt: If we talk about POSHAN Abhiyan, in my opinion, it’s an amazing programme. I have been working in the field of nutrition for the last 25 years in many countries. I’ve never seen a situation where a Prime Minister launches and delivers, and it’s not only me, the Human Resource Development Ministry, the Chief Ministers, media, private sector, people; everybody is talking about nutrition suddenly.

POSHAN Abhiyan is trying to deliver the right thing, it’s a good set of high potential interventions for the women and children and the target is for 2022 which is feasible. Now, of course, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re really worried that some of the progress made in the last 2 and a half years may be lost. But the good thing is that it’s back. After silence for months, the POSHAN Abhiyan is completely back. For me first of all, the way the Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about nutrition and POSHAN Maah in his monthly radio show, I was relieved that at least nutrition is part of the conversation again. His leadership is to fight the malnutrition crisis is impeccable because what we know is that the only way you can stop malnutrition is by having leadership. Having funding but not leadership doesn’t work, it’s not enough. So the PM highlighting the importance of nutrition and the launch of POSHAN Maah, is a very good set of interventions.

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The minister of Women and Child Ministry, at the launch of POSHAN Maah said that it’s not only about September, but it should also and will continue further. I am a big fan of the POSHAN Maah initiative, but even I always say that I need 12 Poshan Maah, every year, one is not enough. So, hearing the same thing from the Minister was very encouraging.

Yes, we lost something because of COVID, but implementing POSHAN Abhiyan the way it was designed, with the intensity that was intended, is the right answer to the problem of COVID and nutrition. We don’t need anything else, we just need POSHAN Abhiyan to be implemented the way it was before the pandemic.

I hope the level of support, intensity, leadership will continue.

NDTV: In your opinion, what steps can the government take to bring Poshan Abhiyan back on track?

Arjan De Wagt: As a Nutrition Scientist, I think India has an amazingly designed programme. There are very few countries in the world that have got an Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) system, that has ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, the community programmes, the self-help groups; very few countries have such systems. These are good and technically sound programmes. We maybe need a little bit of tweaking here and there.

The three things we need to ensure to bring back Poshan Abhiyan on track are coverage, continuity and intensity.

If the mentioned programmes don’t reach every child or offer full coverage, it doesn’t have enough impact. So in order to bring Poshan Abhiyan back on track, India needs to ensure full coverage, which will have a much bigger impact. The second thing we need to focus on is the continuity of the programme, which was interrupted by COVID-19.

If you see the messaging around nutrition, creating awareness, a healthy diet, we need the intensity to continue. The intent of messaging, educating people about the importance of health and nutrition. It’s not easy to understand how one can make food for their child rich in nutrients. So we need to improve the intensity of the messaging.

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I always say India has the right programmes but they need to deliver them with the utmost intensity and for me, that’s the main challenge with POSHAN Abhiyan. This has now also seen an increased setback with COVID-19. We need to focus that these programmes are reaching the children, the women, the families and communities that require them. Ten years from now, we will be writing history books on malnutrition in India and we will look back and talk about March 8, 2018, when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched POSHAN Abhiyan which helped turn around things. But then again, it requires more continued efforts and rebuilding some of the lost ground of the last six months.

NDTV: What specifically can be done under the Poshan Abhiyan to focus on the nutrition needs of pregnant women and new mothers?

Arjan De Wagt: You have raised an extremely important question. We often talk about malnutrition in children. if we look at the data in India, we see that a large amount of malnutrition is already caused during the pregnancy. A large proportion of the children in India are born with a low birth weight. I also see that many children develop Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) or Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM), in the first year, this is because of the nutritional status of the mother.

So helping pregnant women with nutrition status can strongly help control malnutrition in India.

If you look at the nutritional status of the women in India, new mothers, first-time mothers or even adolescent girls, the prevalence of anaemia is also very high among them. We need to focus on that.

There are three things we can do to help with this, first recognise how important it is. We don’t do that enough. If you can prevent maternal malnutrition, you will prevent a huge part of child malnutrition. I don’t think it is well recognised right now.

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Let’s address anaemia, provision of iron-rich foods, but also iron follis tablets. We need to talk about a healthy diet. In the end, nutrition is the food you put in your mouth and the government doesn’t put food in your mouth. It is parents, family and the community puts food in the plate and from the plate in the mouth. And we need to create awareness that nutrition is more than foods, nutrition is more than hunger. A child’s stomach is very small. If you feed the child dal and rice, his stomach will be full and he may stop crying. But, it doesn’t provide the nutrients that the child needs. I often say why do we give the adult food to children when we don’t give baby’s food to adults? Babies need special food, rich in nutrition. But also, pregnant women shouldn’t be relying upon a big bowl of rice, they need more of the protein, they need more vegetables they need more nutritious food.

What the PM really brought under the POSHAN Abhiyan is the Jan Andolan (people’s movement). So much work is needed to educate people in what is food, what is nutrition and how do I translate food to nutrition.

NDTV: How can national and international non-profit and humanitarian organisations be integrated with Poshan Abhiyan to facilitate the programme’s execution and achieve the target of a malnutrition free India?

Arjan De Wagt: I have strong feelings about this. My opinion is let’s put our weight behind one programme, in this case, POSHAN Abhiyan. Technically, it is a strong programme. I feel sometimes, all the sectors – civil society, government, private sectors, etc, are trying to be creative and are looking for a new solution. Which I must admit when it comes to nutrition, we have an existing solution but we have never seriously tried those solutions.

When it comes to nutrition programmes, many of them are not reaching all the children, and especially the most vulnerable children are the ones often left out.

I went on a road trip from New Delhi to Madhya Pradesh, we drove 6,200 kms and we saw many advertisements of fast food and cold drinks, there were several billboards of instant noodles, pasta, sugared drinks and I saw one advertisement on breastfeeding. There was a village which had a breastfeeding shelter and it had a message about the importance of breastfeeding. 2,600 kms – unhealthy food was marketed left and right while there was just one message on good nutrition. Therefore, this is where the intensity comes in. When it comes to nutrition, we have to do a hard job, we have to implement the old programmes. The ICDS, promotion, prevention, raising awareness about nutrition. We have started these but now we need to deliver the results. It’s not about coming up with innovations and creativity, we have all of them existing.

NDTV: Anganwadi workers and Asha workers are the backbones of Poshan Abhiyan. How can this network be strengthened and how can it be used to ensure optimum effectiveness of the Abhiyan?

Arjan De Wagt: For me ASHA workers and Anganwadi workers are heroes. They are the nutrition champions! Everything that is dreamt up in offices in Delhi and state capitals, they are the ones who deliver.

We know their workloads are high, expectations are high, from policymaker, households, communities. They’re hardworking and very committed.

I do like that in POSHAN Abhiyan, there is a component in strengthening this network. For example, providing anganwadi workers with mobile phones, before they used to fill in 10-11 forms, maintain files, and manually record and maintain the data. That has actually now been put into the mobile phones and this digitalisation has helped them work more efficiently. They are also sent videos on training on these phones, having orientation on malnutrition and other important topics.

There are some states who have invested in helpers and digital workers at anganwadi centres. They are there for counselling which is an extremely important thing. Counselling is not to tell mother what to do and not about telling them what to feed their children. It’s about asking them what food do they have and how can we make that food in the most nutritious way for their child. Not all anganwadi workers have to time to conduct frequent counselling, and under the POSHAN Abhiyan, the government has invested in helpers to help with such activities.

In this way, when more resources become available, there’s more impact that you can create.

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.  

World

5,86,14,614Cases
1,97,37,336Active
3,74,90,171Recovered
13,87,107Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 191 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 5,86,14,614 and 13,87,107 have died; 1,97,37,336 are active cases and 3,74,90,171 have recovered as on November 23, 2020 at 3:52 am.

India

91,39,865 44059Cases
4,43,486 2524Active
85,62,641 41024Recovered
1,33,738 511Deaths
In India, there are 91,39,865 confirmed cases including 1,33,738 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,43,486 and 85,62,641 have recovered as on November 23, 2020 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Mumbai45,478
Thane13,660
Pune9,920
Mumbai Suburban5,363
Aurangabad1,974
Nashik1,575
Raigad1,462
Palghar1,421
Solapur1,291
Jalgaon1,039
Akola757
Nagpur692
Kolhapur646
Satara629
Ratnagiri350
Amravati291
Dhule228
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Ahmednagar190
Nanded176
Yavatmal150
Sangli145
Latur139
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Buldhana88
Parbhani78
gondia69
Beed54
Nandurbar42
Gadchiroli42
Bhandara41
Chandrapur32
Washim13
Wardha11

17,80,208 5,753

82,521 1,643

16,51,064 4,060

46,623 50

DistrictCases
Udupi1,176
Kalaburagi669
Yadgir538
Bengaluru Urban529
Raichur369
Mandya346
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Hassan205
Davangere204
Vijayapura201
Dakshina Kannada179
Chikkaballapura149
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Uttara Kannada95
Shivamogga67
Dharwad61
Ballari60
Gadag45
Bengaluru Rural40
Tumakuru36
Kolar29
Haveri24
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Koppal5
Kodagu4
Ramanagara3
Chamarajanagara0

8,73,046 1,704

24,887 154

8,36,505 1,537

11,654 13

DistrictCases
Kurnool795
Krishna557
Guntur511
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Chittoor319
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Y.S.R.205
West Godavari199
Srikakulam183
Prakasam104
Visakhapatnam103
Vizianagaram23

8,62,213 1,121

14,249 521

8,41,026 1,631

6,938 11

DistrictCases
Chennai23,324
Chengalpattu1,314
Thiruvallur774
Villupuram509
Kanchipuram503
Tiruvannamalai496
Cuddalore477
Ariyalur444
Tirunelveli433
Tuticorin333
Kallakurichi324
Madurai322
Salem258
Coimbatore188
Virudhunagar185
Dindigul175
Perambalur133
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Ramanathapuram119
Tiruppur116
Kanniyakumari110
Tenkasi103
Nagapattinam99
Karur88
Namakkal83
Erode75
Vellore71
Thiruvarur67
Pudukkottai53
Sivaganga46
Tirupathur45
Krishnagiri43
The Nilgiris17
Dharmapuri15

7,69,995 1,655

12,542 374

7,45,848 2,010

11,605 19

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kasaragod333
Palakkad224
Malappuram119
Kollam118
Thrissur106
Thiruvananthapuram104
Pathanamthitta98
Kozhikode90
Alappuzha76
Kottayam73
Ernakulam60
Idukki40
Wayanad36

5,62,695 5,254

65,982 1,000

4,94,664 6,227

2,049 27

DistrictCases
North West5,463
Central4,817
West4,768
New Delhi3,405
North3,059
East2,472
South East2,446
South West2,391
South2,329
North East1,914
Shahdara1,580

5,29,863 6,746

40,212 471

4,81,260 6,154

8,391 121

DistrictCases
Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119
Agra933
Ghaziabad794
Meerut504
Lucknow386
Saharanpur298
Kanpur Nagar286
Moradabad252
Varanasi243
Hapur225
Aligarh215
Basti214
Amethi206
Rampur203
Jaunpur194
Firozabad190
Barabanki168
Gorakhpur166
Bulandshahr166
Siddharth Nagar159
Ghazipur159
Bijnor157
Deoria143
Azamgarh138
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Mathura129
Ayodhya120
Muzaffarnagar117
Sambhal116
Sultanpur97
Ambedkar Nagar92
Maharajganj85
Amroha80
Rae Bareli78
Bahraich73
Kheri72
Kannauj69
Baghpat68
Kushi Nagar67
Bhadohi60
Ballia60
Gonda59
Etah52
Hardoi49
Balrampur49
Mau48
Mainpuri46
Etawah46
Hathras43
Unnao42
Jalaun41
Jhansi41
Shamli40
Chandauli38
Auraiya37
Farrukhabad36
Sitapur32
Prayagraj30
Banda27
Shahjahanpur25
Shravasti23
Budaun23
Mirzapur22
Bareilly17
Kasganj16
Pratapgarh15
Pilibhit15
Sonbhadra10
Kaushambi6
Kanpur Dehat4
Chitrakoot4
Lalitpur3
Hamirpur3
Mahoba3
Fatehpur3

5,26,780 2,557

23,806 335

4,95,415 2,187

7,559 35

DistrictCases
Kolkata2,777
Howrah1,435
24 Paraganas North1,031
Hooghly604
24 Paraganas South281
Maldah235
Dinajpur Uttar216
Coochbehar210
Birbhum206
Medinipur West159
Medinipur East153
Nadia139
Purba Bardhaman130
Murshidabad125
Bankura116
Darjeeling97
Jalpaiguri88
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purulia66
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Alipurduar39
Kalimpong18
Jhargram9

4,56,361 3,591

25,207 184

4,23,129 3,726

8,025 49

DistrictCases
Ganjam581
Jajapur322
Khordha238
Baleshwar190
Kendrapara164
Cuttack155
Bhadrak137
Balangir129
Puri103
Sundargarh102
Jagatsinghapur91
Nayagarh86
Mayurbhanj73
Nuapada69
Gajapati61
Dhenkanal36
Boudh34
Kendujhar34
Deogarh33
Kalahandi33
Sonepur29
Kandhamal28
Anugul26
Malkangiri20
Bargarh16
Koraput16
Sambalpur16
Jharsuguda8
Nabarangpur2
Rayagada2

3,13,961 638

6,508 282

3,05,813 905

1,640 15

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2,475
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Jagitial77
Nizamabad76
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Mancherial43
YadadriBhuvanagiri40
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Vikarabad40
Nalgonda33
Warangal Urban32
Mahabubnagar30
Sangareddy26
Khammam26
Adilabad22
Nirmal21
Karimnagar17
RajannaSircilla16
Medak11
Kamareddy11
Mahabubabad10
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Nagarkurnool8
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Jangoan8
Siddipet7
Peddapalli5
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Warangal Rural4
Mulugu3
Narayanpet3
Wanaparthy1

2,64,128 602

11,227 416

2,51,468 1,015

1,433 3

DistrictCases
Jaipur2,177
Jodhpur1,748
Udaipur724
Bharatpur563
Kota503
Nagaur500
Ajmer379
Dungarpur374
Pali352
Jhalawar329
Bhilwara250
Sikar231
Chittorgarh188
Tonk171
Jalore164
Rajsamand140
Sirohi130
Bikaner112
Banswara91
Alwar90
Churu81
Jhunjhunu64
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Baran59
Jaisalmer53
Barmer34
Hanumangarh31
SawaiMadhopur26
Karauli17
Pratapgarh14
Ganganagar8
Bundi5

2,43,936 3,260

23,190 1,239

2,18,583 2,004

2,163 17

DistrictCases
Patna279
Bhagalpur266
Rohtas256
Khagaria253
Begusarai243
Madhubani199
Munger188
Jehanabad178
Katihar175
Darbhanga143
Samastipur139
Siwan139
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Banka134
Buxar134
Nalanda123
Gopalganj123
Nawada122
Sheikhpura118
Gaya115
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Bhojpur103
Saran101
Muzaffarpur96
Saharsa88
Supaul87
Vaishali87
Madhepura82
Kishanganj75
Aurangabad75
Sitamarhi73
Lakhisarai72
Araria68
Pashchim Champaran57
Arwal52
Jamui47
Sheohar20

2,29,544 367

4,839 243

2,23,484 605

1,221 5

DistrictCases
Bilaspur100
Korba100
Mungeli87
Baloda Bazar85
Jashpur77
Janjgir-Champa56
Mahasamund54
Rajnandgaon52
Kabirdham52
Raigarh47
Raipur46
Balod41
Korea39
Durg31
Bemetara21
Kanker19
Balrampur17
Surguja14
Gariyaband10
Surajpur9
Dhamtari6
Bijapur2
Bastar2
Dantewada0
Kondagaon0
Narayanpur0
Sukma0

2,23,436 1,748

21,393 734

1,99,311 995

2,732 19

DistrictCases
Gurugram2,950
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Rohtak145
Palwal120
Jhajjar114
Karnal104
Hisar98
Ambala93
Panipat78
Nuh68
Bhiwani60
Rewari56
Kurukshetra55
Sirsa50
Kaithal48
Mahendragarh47
CharkiDadri43
Panchkula39
Fatehabad38
Jind38
Yamunanagar19

2,17,300 2,279

20,344 19

1,94,768 2,235

2,188 25

DistrictCases
Kamrup Metro276
Golaghat203
Nagaon143
Hojai89
Dima Hasao86
Karimganj85
Tinsukia84
Cachar80
Dibrugarh61
Hailakandi57
Lakhimpur57
Marigaon50
Dhemaji47
Kamrup42
Kokrajhar37
Dhubri30
Charaideo29
Barpeta28
Udalguri28
Sonitpur27
Jorhat24
Nalbari23
Darrang20
Sivasagar20
Goalpara19
Biswanath16
Baksa14
KarbiAnglong13
Bongaigaon12
Chirang6
West KarbiAnglong5
South SalmaraMancachar4
Majuli2

2,11,513 86

3,142 90

2,07,397 175

974 1

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17,125
Surat2,311
Vadodara1,555
Gandhinagar410
Mahesana159
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Rajkot135
Arvalli134
Mahisagar125
Anand107
PanchMahals107
Patan105
SabarKantha101
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Jamnagar63
Bharuch56
Botad55
Surendranagar55
Valsad47
GirSomnath45
Dohad43
Chhotaudepur37
Naysari35
Junagadh31
Narmada25
DevbhumiDwarka22
Amreli16
Porbandar11
Tapi6
Dang5
Morbi4

1,97,412 1,495

13,600 315

1,79,953 1,167

3,859 13

DistrictCases
Indore3,839
Bhopal1,880
Ujjain799
Burhanpur351
Neemuch319
Jabalpur276
East Nimar266
Sagar228
Gwalior211
Khargone196
Dewas140
Dhar132
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Bhind87
Raisen71
Barwani60
Ratlam51
Rewa39
Shajapur39
Hoshangabad37
Vidisha37
Chhatarpur35
Betul35
Rajgarh31
Dindori29
Sheopur26
Damoh26
Satna24
Anuppur22
Panna20
Tikamgarh18
Sidhi17
Narsinghpur17
Chhindwara16
Agar Malwa15
Mandla15
Shivpuri15
Jhabua14
Shandol14
Singrauli13
Ashoknagar13
Datia12
Sehore12
Umaria10
Balaghat9
Guna8
Harda4
Alirajpur3
Katni3
Seoni2
Niwari0

1,93,044 1,798

11,765 573

1,78,117 1,212

3,162 13

DistrictCases
Amritsar485
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Tarn Taran163
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
S.A.S Nagar137
Patiala132
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Pathankot86
Rupnagar (Ropar)74
Faridkot74
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Moga65
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Firozepur50
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Barnala25

1,46,346 679

6,724 163

1,35,008 497

4,614 19

DistrictCases
East Singhbum170
Ranchi148
Hazaribagh110
Garhwa80
Ramgarh75
Koderma58
Simdega48
Dhanbad32
Gumla28
Palamu27
West Singhbhum21
SaraikelaKharsawan20
Giridih19
Bokaro16
Latehar14
Khunti10
Lohardaga8
Deoghar5
Dumka5
Pakur4
Jamtara2
Godda2
Chatra1
Sahebganj0

1,07,469 137

2,289 141

1,04,229 272

951 6

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Srinagar300
Kulgam295
Baramulla271
Shopian255
Kupwara231
Bandipora175
Udhampur155
Ramban151
Jammu138
Budgam110
Pulwama108
Kathua53
Rajouri39
Ganderbal37
Poonch35
Doda27
Reasi26
Samba25
Kishtwar10
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0

1,06,548 564

5,700 20

99,219 579

1,629 5

DistrictCases
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Tehri Garhwal110
Haridwar94
Udam Singh Nagar83
Almora71
Champawat45
Pithoragarh43
Chamoli36
PauriGarhwal36
Bageshwar31
Rudraprayag30
Uttar Kashi24

71,256 466

4,368 286

65,733 171

1,155 9

DistrictCases
South Goa69
North Goa57

46,826 78

1,170 91

44,979 167

677 2

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Mahe4
Karaikal2
Yanam0

36,693 45

559 43

35,525 88

609

DistrictCases
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Una41
Solan32
Chamba29
Bilaspur21
Mandi21
Sirmaur11
Shimla10
Kullu4
Kinnaur2
Lahaul And Spiti0

34,327 627

7,034 36

26,756 644

537 19

DistrictCases
Dhalai196
Sepahijala174
Gomati74
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45
Khowai24
North Tripura14

32,434 19

796 74

31,269 90

369 3

DistrictCases
Churachandpur32
Kangpokpi26
Imphal West21
Thoubal18
Imphal East10
Tengnoupal9
Bishnupur7
Senapati6
Chandel5
Kamjong5
Ukhrul4
Jiribam3
Pherzawl3
Kakching2
Tamenglong2
Noney1

23,400 382

3,146 174

20,018 205

236 3

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

16,671 80

1,094 41

15,317 119

260 2

DistrictCases
Changlang31
Papum Pare8
Lohit3
Namsai2
West Siang1
East Siang1
Upper Siang1
Tawang1
PakkeKessang1
West Kameng0
Upper Subansiri0
Tirap0
Siang0
Shi Yomi0
Anjaw0
Lower Subansiri0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Longding0
Leparada0
KurungKumey0
KraDaadi0
Kamle0
East Kameng0
Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0

16,061 24

1,040 11

14,972 35

49

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
West Garo Hills5
South West Garo Hills4
North Garo Hills1
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Khasi Hills0

11,339 70

894 31

10,335 99

110 2

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Mon8
Kohima7
Kiphire3
Tuensang3
Peren2
Phek1
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

10,777 103

1,410 35

9,308 66

59 2

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

7,939 73

928 16

6,911 55

100 2

DistrictCases
East District3
South District3
North District0
West District0

4,722 31

278 11

4,345 41

99 1

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

4,641 10

140 2

4,440 12

61

DistrictCases
Kolasib11
Aizawl10
Mamit8
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Saitual1
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Saiha0
Serchhip0

3,660 13

463 22

3,192 35

5

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,321 4

39 0

3,280 4

2

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

0

0 0

0

0

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