COVID-19 pandemic in Lakshadweep

COVID-19 pandemic in the Lakshadweep Islands
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationLakshadweep Islands, India
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date18 January 2021
(1 year, 1 month, 2 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases10,297
Active cases5

The first case of COVID-19 on the Union Territory of Lakshadweep was recorded on 18 January 2021.[1] Lakshadweep Islands, until then, was India's only COVID-free territory (state/UT), and life was fairly normal for the residents of the UT.[2] As of 13 September 2021, there were 10,297 confirmed cases (5 active) and 51 deaths.[3]


DistrictTotal casesRecoveriesDeathsActive cases
As of 2021-08-08[4]


  • As on 19 January, total number of cases in Lakshadweep was 21. All of them are active cases.[3]
  • As on 25 January, total number of cases was 67. All of them are active cases.[3]
  • As on 3 February, total number of cases was 122, including 61 active cases and 61 recoveries.[3]
  • As on 10 February, total number of cases was 178, including 63 active cases and 115 recoveries.[3]
  • As of 12 August 2021, there are 40 active cases.[5]
  • As of 13 September 2021, total number of cases was 10,297, including 5 active cases and 51 deaths.[3]

COVID-19 vaccines with approval for emergency or conditional usage

Two vaccines - University of Oxford’s AZD1222 (marketed as Covishield in India) and BBV152 (marketed as Covaxin, developed in India by Bharat Biotech in association with the ICMR and NIV) were approved by the Drug Controller General of India on 1st and 2nd January 2021.[6][7] Both can be stored, transported and handled at normal refrigerated conditions (2-8 degrees Celsius).

See also


  1. ^ "Nearly a year after Covid-19 outbreak in India, Lakshadweep reports its first-ever case". India Today. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  2. ^ "What Covid-19? Life is normal is Lakshadweep". Times of India. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "MoHFW-Home". Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  4. ^ "COVID cases source". Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Lakshadweep administration imposes travel restriction to mainland in view of rising COVID-19 cases in Kerala". The Hindu. PTI. 13 August 2021. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 August 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "COVID-19 vaccine Covishield gets approval from DCGI's expert panel". The Hindu. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Expert panel recommends Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for restricted emergency use". News18. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2021.

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