Photos: Day after record spike, India’s Covid-19 cases at 3.6 million

The addition of 78,512 cases on August 30 has taken India’s Covid-19 cases past 3.6 million, the Union Health Ministry’s bulletin shows. 7,81,975 of these are cases of active infection while 60,868 people made a recovery from the disease within the previous 24 hour period. 971 deaths were recorded taking the cumulative death toll from the virus to 64,469 in the country.

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 during a door to door test drive in Guwahati on August 29. India’s Covid-19 cases rose to 3.6 million on August 30, a day after the world’s second most populous nation announced a global record of 78,761 single-day coronavirus infections. (Anupam Nath / AP)

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 during a door to door test drive in Guwahati on August 29. India’s Covid-19 cases rose to 3.6 million on August 30, a day after the world’s second most populous nation announced a global record of 78,761 single-day coronavirus infections. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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Mounted police personnel patrol Juhu beach in Mumbai on August 27. The United States had set the previous highest number for a single day at 77,638 on July 17, according to AFP. India has the most number of confirmed cases worldwide after the US and Brazil, while it is fourth in the overall list of people deceased. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Mounted police personnel patrol Juhu beach in Mumbai on August 27. The United States had set the previous highest number for a single day at 77,638 on July 17, according to AFP. India has the most number of confirmed cases worldwide after the US and Brazil, while it is fourth in the overall list of people deceased. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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An employee in PPE coveralls makes a bed in a room at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi on August 28. Despite the surge in recent weeks, India continues to ease restrictions put originally into effect as part of the lockdown in March. Attempts to stabilise economic activity come as the economy faces its biggest contraction in four decades, Bloomberg reported. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)

An employee in PPE coveralls makes a bed in a room at the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi on August 28. Despite the surge in recent weeks, India continues to ease restrictions put originally into effect as part of the lockdown in March. Attempts to stabilise economic activity come as the economy faces its biggest contraction in four decades, Bloomberg reported. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)

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Students wearing protective face masks carry a banner as they participate in a protest march demanding postponement of admission tests to medical and engineering schools amidst the spread of the coronavirus in Kolkata on August 29. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

Students wearing protective face masks carry a banner as they participate in a protest march demanding postponement of admission tests to medical and engineering schools amidst the spread of the coronavirus in Kolkata on August 29. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

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Fire services personnel chemically disinfect a market premises during a weekend lockdown imposed by the state government in Noida on August 29. From a former president to multiple ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, the virus has spread further from India’s biggest cities to its vast hinterland. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

Fire services personnel chemically disinfect a market premises during a weekend lockdown imposed by the state government in Noida on August 29. From a former president to multiple ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, the virus has spread further from India’s biggest cities to its vast hinterland. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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A health worker takes samples from a construction worker for COVID-19 test as others wait for their turn, in New Delhi on August 29. With one of the world’s fastest-growing epidemics but also one of the lowest testing rates, India in late June started to use rapid antigen tests to ramp up detection. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

A health worker takes samples from a construction worker for COVID-19 test as others wait for their turn, in New Delhi on August 29. With one of the world’s fastest-growing epidemics but also one of the lowest testing rates, India in late June started to use rapid antigen tests to ramp up detection. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

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Pigeons flocking at Heritage Street during weekend lockdown in Amritsar on August 30. Amid India’s current position, the Union Health Ministry on August 30 said that case fatality rate (CFR) has been low when compared to the global average. It is on a continuous decline and currently stands at 1.79%, the health ministry said. (Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

Pigeons flocking at Heritage Street during weekend lockdown in Amritsar on August 30. Amid India’s current position, the Union Health Ministry on August 30 said that case fatality rate (CFR) has been low when compared to the global average. It is on a continuous decline and currently stands at 1.79%, the health ministry said. (Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

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A doctor examines a woman who recovered from Covid-19 at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on Sunday August 30. A significant feature of India’s management of Covid-19 cases is the growing rate of recovered patients. A higher number of patients are recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation, the ministry highlighted. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

A doctor examines a woman who recovered from Covid-19 at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on Sunday August 30. A significant feature of India’s management of Covid-19 cases is the growing rate of recovered patients. A higher number of patients are recovering and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation, the ministry highlighted. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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Relatives offer funeral prayers as part of last rites of a family member who died of COVID-19, in New Delhi on August 30. With the deaths of 971 people due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours fatalities have reached 64,469. The nationwide tally stands at 3,621,245 with 7,81,975 active cases according to health ministry data for August 30. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

Relatives offer funeral prayers as part of last rites of a family member who died of COVID-19, in New Delhi on August 30. With the deaths of 971 people due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours fatalities have reached 64,469. The nationwide tally stands at 3,621,245 with 7,81,975 active cases according to health ministry data for August 30. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

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