Photos: India logs sharpest Covid-19 dip in a month; tally at 6.7 million

India’s figure for daily increase in Covid-19 cases saw its lowest dip in over a month this past weekend. Additionally, the country began the week with its lowest daily rise in deaths over the past seven days. The health ministry in a statement of October 5 noted that around 78% of new cases daily and around 75% of recoveries being made daily are concentrated in 10 states and union territories --among which Maharashtra leads both categories as the county's worst affected region. The country’s current caseload of Covid-19 cases rests at 6.75 million according to health ministry figures released on October 7.

Updated On Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST
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A health worker tests onward travellers for Covid-19 infection at Nizamuddin Railway Station in New Delhi on October 5. India’s added its lowest coronavirus cases in over a month on October 5, registering an increase of 61,267 infections, health ministry data showed. Total cases of infection in the country stand at 6.75 million according to latest figures. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

A health worker tests onward travellers for Covid-19 infection at Nizamuddin Railway Station in New Delhi on October 5. India’s added its lowest coronavirus cases in over a month on October 5, registering an increase of 61,267 infections, health ministry data showed. Total cases of infection in the country stand at 6.75 million according to latest figures. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A man prays next to the grave of a relative, who died due to Covid-19, at a graveyard in New Delhi on October 6. The number of deaths due to the coronavirus disease across also dipped to the lowest in a week on October 5 with 884 fatalities being recorded during the period. Deaths from Covid-19 in the country currently stand at 1,04,555. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

A man prays next to the grave of a relative, who died due to Covid-19, at a graveyard in New Delhi on October 6. The number of deaths due to the coronavirus disease across also dipped to the lowest in a week on October 5 with 884 fatalities being recorded during the period. Deaths from Covid-19 in the country currently stand at 1,04,555. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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A woman (centre) is assisted outside a government- run hospital in Jammu on October 5. The number of active cases, which shows a country’s disease burden nationally, stands at 907,883. India has for two straight weeks recorded less than 1 million active cases which contribute only 14.1% to the Covid-19 positive caseload. (Channi Anand / AP)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

A woman (centre) is assisted outside a government- run hospital in Jammu on October 5. The number of active cases, which shows a country’s disease burden nationally, stands at 907,883. India has for two straight weeks recorded less than 1 million active cases which contribute only 14.1% to the Covid-19 positive caseload. (Channi Anand / AP)

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants head to appear for their preliminary exam in New Delhi on October 4. The health ministry also said on October 6 that India has steadily maintained its positivity rate of Covid-19 cases below 10% and that the cumulative positivity rate now stands at 8.28%. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants head to appear for their preliminary exam in New Delhi on October 4. The health ministry also said on October 6 that India has steadily maintained its positivity rate of Covid-19 cases below 10% and that the cumulative positivity rate now stands at 8.28%. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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A health worker (centre) readies to collect a swab sample for coronavirus testing in New Delhi on October 4. There were 82,208 recoveries made from infection in the last 24 hours in the country. New recoveries have been exceeding new cases in recent days, and India’s total recoveries stand at 5,744,693 as of October 7. The recovery rate is currently pegged at 84.7%. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

A health worker (centre) readies to collect a swab sample for coronavirus testing in New Delhi on October 4. There were 82,208 recoveries made from infection in the last 24 hours in the country. New recoveries have been exceeding new cases in recent days, and India’s total recoveries stand at 5,744,693 as of October 7. The recovery rate is currently pegged at 84.7%. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Commuters wait for public transport along a street in New Delhi on October 5. The health ministry said on October 5 that 10 states and Union territories account for 78% of the country’s concentration of active Covid-19 cases and the same number account for 75% of new recoveries. (Jewel Samad / AFP)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

Commuters wait for public transport along a street in New Delhi on October 5. The health ministry said on October 5 that 10 states and Union territories account for 78% of the country’s concentration of active Covid-19 cases and the same number account for 75% of new recoveries. (Jewel Samad / AFP)

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Patrons dine at a restaurant in Thane after eateries opened to dine-in services across Mahrashtra for the first time since the lockdown, on October 5. Maharashtra continues to lead the country in terms of both daily confirmed cases as well as recoveries being made from Covid-19. Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh round up the top three worst affected states. (Praful Gandurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

Patrons dine at a restaurant in Thane after eateries opened to dine-in services across Mahrashtra for the first time since the lockdown, on October 5. Maharashtra continues to lead the country in terms of both daily confirmed cases as well as recoveries being made from Covid-19. Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh round up the top three worst affected states. (Praful Gandurde / HT Photo)

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A medical worker collects a swab sample from a staff member of the Burnhall school inside a classroom, in Srinagar on October 5. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) dashboard shows that 11,99,857 samples were tested for Covid-19 on October 6 and 8,22,71,654 samples have been tested in the country till date. (Tauseef Mustafa / AFP)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 03:06 PM IST

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a staff member of the Burnhall school inside a classroom, in Srinagar on October 5. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) dashboard shows that 11,99,857 samples were tested for Covid-19 on October 6 and 8,22,71,654 samples have been tested in the country till date. (Tauseef Mustafa / AFP)

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