Photos: 100,000 and counting-- India’s Covid-19 death toll

India crossed the dreaded 100,000 number of confirmed Covid-19 deaths on October 2, putting the country’s toll behind only the United States and Brazil. India’s first COVID-19 death was reported on March 12. Over the next five months, the disease killed 50,000 people. Since then, the number had doubled in just 45 days, underscoring the severity of the pandemic. While India’s current casecount stands at 6.47 million infections, India also has the highest number of recovered patients in the world. More than 5.4 million people have been cured with the recovery rate of more than 83%, according to the Health Ministry.

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Relatives in personal protective equipments weep by the body during the cremation of a person who died of COVID-19 in Guwahati, Assam on September 28. The death toll from Covid-19 in India crossed the 100,000 mark on October 2, seven months from the day the first batch of cases were reported in the country in March. (Anupan Nath / AP)

Relatives in personal protective equipments weep by the body during the cremation of a person who died of COVID-19 in Guwahati, Assam on September 28. The death toll from Covid-19 in India crossed the 100,000 mark on October 2, seven months from the day the first batch of cases were reported in the country in March. (Anupan Nath / AP)

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Women who arrived for work await information after the Cochin Special Economic Zone was closed as part of COVID-19 containment measures in Kochi on October 1. India has become the third country in the world to cross this grim landmark. Only the United States with 212,000 deaths and Brazil with 144,000 deaths due to Covid-19 fare worse. (R S Iyer / AP)

Women who arrived for work await information after the Cochin Special Economic Zone was closed as part of COVID-19 containment measures in Kochi on October 1. India has become the third country in the world to cross this grim landmark. Only the United States with 212,000 deaths and Brazil with 144,000 deaths due to Covid-19 fare worse. (R S Iyer / AP)

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A sanitisation worker disinfects a chair used for collecting samples from people for Covid-19 tests at Sarai Kale Khan ISBT in New Delhi on October 2. Since the first week of September, daily deaths in India have outstripped every country in the world. On average, 1,065 people have died every day over the past week in the country, against 755 average daily deaths in the US and 713 in Brazil in the same period, HT reported. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

A sanitisation worker disinfects a chair used for collecting samples from people for Covid-19 tests at Sarai Kale Khan ISBT in New Delhi on October 2. Since the first week of September, daily deaths in India have outstripped every country in the world. On average, 1,065 people have died every day over the past week in the country, against 755 average daily deaths in the US and 713 in Brazil in the same period, HT reported. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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Health care staff test doctors for Covid-19 at Matunga in Mumbai on October 02. India’s case fatality rate (CFR) or the proportion of death to the number of confirmed cases continues to be far lower than the global average of 2.98% and stands at 1.56%. This is better than comparable CFR rates in the US at 2.84% and Brazil at 2.99%. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

Health care staff test doctors for Covid-19 at Matunga in Mumbai on October 02. India’s case fatality rate (CFR) or the proportion of death to the number of confirmed cases continues to be far lower than the global average of 2.98% and stands at 1.56%. This is better than comparable CFR rates in the US at 2.84% and Brazil at 2.99%. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A man offers prayers on the grave of a relative, who was a suspected Covid-19 casualty, in Ahmedabad on, October 3. India at the moment is the biggest contributor to the global death tally — one in every five fatalities in the world due to the virus in the past week has come from India. (REUTERS)

A man offers prayers on the grave of a relative, who was a suspected Covid-19 casualty, in Ahmedabad on, October 3. India at the moment is the biggest contributor to the global death tally — one in every five fatalities in the world due to the virus in the past week has come from India. (REUTERS)

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Commuters wait inside a bus as pedestrians walk past at a bus terminus in Kolkata on October 1. The seven-day average of fatalities in India has been over the 1,000-mark for the past 28 days, according to HT’s Covid-19 dashboard. At its peak (so far), this number touched 1,166 for the week ending September 19. Only the US, where the trajectory touched 2,300 deaths a day for the week ending April 21, has seen more people die this consistently.

Commuters wait inside a bus as pedestrians walk past at a bus terminus in Kolkata on October 1. The seven-day average of fatalities in India has been over the 1,000-mark for the past 28 days, according to HT’s Covid-19 dashboard. At its peak (so far), this number touched 1,166 for the week ending September 19. Only the US, where the trajectory touched 2,300 deaths a day for the week ending April 21, has seen more people die this consistently.

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Office-goers wait to board buses in Thane on October 1. As of October 2, of the 6.47 million people infected in the country, 100,896 have lost their lives and over 5.42 million have recovered. The death toll is, however, expected to keep rising as the country is still adding 81,431 new cases a day on average. (Mitesh Bhuvad / PTI)

Office-goers wait to board buses in Thane on October 1. As of October 2, of the 6.47 million people infected in the country, 100,896 have lost their lives and over 5.42 million have recovered. The death toll is, however, expected to keep rising as the country is still adding 81,431 new cases a day on average. (Mitesh Bhuvad / PTI)

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Policemen keep watch after the state government imposed prohibitory orders in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in Kochi on October 3. The first death due to Covid-19 was reported on March 12 in Karnataka, with the 100,000th fatality coming 204 days later. If India’s fatalities are divided into four phases of 25,000 deaths each, each has become shorter than the one preceding one. (R S Iyer / AP)

Policemen keep watch after the state government imposed prohibitory orders in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in Kochi on October 3. The first death due to Covid-19 was reported on March 12 in Karnataka, with the 100,000th fatality coming 204 days later. If India’s fatalities are divided into four phases of 25,000 deaths each, each has become shorter than the one preceding one. (R S Iyer / AP)

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A father and son duo stand apart, maintaining social distancing rules, while watching a white tiger at Alipore Zoo after it reopened to public amid coronavirus outbreak, in Kolkata on October 2. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

A father and son duo stand apart, maintaining social distancing rules, while watching a white tiger at Alipore Zoo after it reopened to public amid coronavirus outbreak, in Kolkata on October 2. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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