98% of peak
India leads the world in the daily average number of new infections reported, accounting for one in every 31 infections reported worldwide each day
India is reporting 91,593 new infections on average each day, 98% of the peak — the highest daily average reported on September 17.
There have been 5,487,580 infections and 87,882 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the country since the pandemic began.
Daily reported trends
How India compares
There is no one perfect statistic to compare the outbreaks different countries have experienced during this pandemic. Looking at a variety of metrics gives you a more complete view of the virus’ toll on each country.
These charts show several different statistics, each with their own strengths and weaknesses, that mark the various ways each country’s outbreak compares in its region and the world.
What it tells you...
Gives the true human toll of the virus on a country.
What it doesn’t
Can minimize the scale of the virus’ impact on smaller countries.
Infections in Asia and the Middle East
Deaths in Asia and the Middle East
* Latest average infections reporting
About this data
Reuters is collecting daily COVID-19 infections and deaths data for 240 countries and territories around the world, updated regularly throughout each day.
Every country reports those figures a little differently and, inevitably, misses undiagnosed infections and deaths. With this project we are focusing on the trends within countries as they try to contain the virus’ spread, whether they are approaching or past peak infection rates, or if they are seeing a resurgence of infections or deaths.