Episode 74: How Karnataka Aced Contact Tracing

Rukmini S
1 min readJun 16, 2020


Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Every night on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — how can tech help Indian states fight the pandemic?

Episode 67 which looked at Karnataka’s exceptionally high contact tracing number is here.

A piece that I did for India Today on Karnataka’s contact tracing success is here.

Karnataka’s covid-19 dashboard is here.

There’s a lot more that the data Mr. Moudgil is collecting can tell us about the spread of the pandemic in India, and we’ll be talking about that in tomorrow’s episode.

Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. Tomorrow — a new question.