Tracking COVID-19 burden in India using SMAART RAPID tracker

COVID-19 burden India


  • Ashish Joshi City University of New York
  • Harpreet Kaur
  • L. Nandini Krishna
  • Shruti Sharma
  • Gautam Sharda
  • Garima Lohra
  • Ashruti Bhatt
  • Ashoo Grover



Objective- India has seen a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. Examine spatiotemporal variation of COVID-19 burden Tracker across Indian states and union territories using SMAART RAPID Tracker.

Method: We used SMAART RAPID Tracker to visually display COVID-19 spread in space and time across various states and UTs of India. Data is gathered from publicly available government information sources. Data analysis on COVID-19 has been conducted from March 1 2020 to October 1 2020. Variables recorded include COVID-19 cases and fatality, 7-day average change, recovery rate, labs and tests. Spatial and temporal trends of COVID-19 spread across Indian states and UTs is presented. 

Result: The total number of COVID-19 cases were 63, 12,584 and total fatality was 86,821 (October 1 2020). More than 85,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported. There were 1,867 total COVID-19 labs throughout India. More than half of them were Government labs. The total number of COVID-19 tests was 76,717,728 and total recovered COVID-19 cases was 5,273,201. Results show an overall decline in the 7-day average change of new COVID-19 cases and new COVID-19 fatality. States such as Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Puducherry, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh continue to have high COVID-19 infectivity rate.

Discussion: Findings highlight need for both national guidelines combined with a state specific recommendations to help manage the spread of COVD-19.

Conclusion: India’s great diversity along with its vast population would help decide further actions to contain the spread of the disease, and can be crucial for the specific states only.




How to Cite

Joshi, A., Kaur, H., Krishna, L. N. ., Sharma, S., Sharda, G. ., Lohra, G., … Grover, A. (2021). Tracking COVID-19 burden in India using SMAART RAPID tracker: COVID-19 burden India . Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 13(1).