Photos: India records a week of over 50,000 Covid-19 cases daily

The seventh straight day of over 50,000 new covid-19 cases has taken India’s tally of cases to 1,908,254 according to health ministry data released on August 5. Meanwhile, recoveries made from the disease have surged to 12,82,215 and are now more than twice the active cases of the coronavirus infection. At current rate India stands two days away from crossing the 2 million caseload mark and continues to trail the US and Brazil as the third worst affected country globally.

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A man wearing a face mask crosses a mural on the use of face masks as protection against the coronavirus, at Jamia Nagar in New Delhi on August 4. India’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has risen to more than 1.9 million after a seventh consecutive day of over 50,000 being recorded in the last 24 hours, Union health ministry data showed on August 5. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

A man wearing a face mask crosses a mural on the use of face masks as protection against the coronavirus, at Jamia Nagar in New Delhi on August 4. India’s tally of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has risen to more than 1.9 million after a seventh consecutive day of over 50,000 being recorded in the last 24 hours, Union health ministry data showed on August 5. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Health care staff check the temperature and pulse rate of people in a residential society in Mumbai’s Goregaon on August 3. The country has been recording more than 50,000 Covid-19 cases daily since July 30 and has added more than 2 lakh infections since the beginning of this August. The number of active cases stands at 586,244 and the cumulative tally is at 1,908,254 as of August 5. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Health care staff check the temperature and pulse rate of people in a residential society in Mumbai’s Goregaon on August 3. The country has been recording more than 50,000 Covid-19 cases daily since July 30 and has added more than 2 lakh infections since the beginning of this August. The number of active cases stands at 586,244 and the cumulative tally is at 1,908,254 as of August 5. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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A worker sanities a mall premises two days ahead of their planned reopening across Maharashtra state on as part of Unlock 3 guidelines in Navi Mumbai on August 3. Maharashtra continues to hold highest share of the country’s infection tally with 457,956 Covid-19 cases so far including 16,142 deaths, according to the health ministry. Tamil Nadu with 263,222 cases of the viral disease and Delhi with 138,482 cases follow Maharashtra. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

A worker sanities a mall premises two days ahead of their planned reopening across Maharashtra state on as part of Unlock 3 guidelines in Navi Mumbai on August 3. Maharashtra continues to hold highest share of the country’s infection tally with 457,956 Covid-19 cases so far including 16,142 deaths, according to the health ministry. Tamil Nadu with 263,222 cases of the viral disease and Delhi with 138,482 cases follow Maharashtra. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

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A man checks a face mask before buying it in Hyderabad on August 4. According to the health ministry’s dashboard, 1,282,215 patients—51,706 people between August 3 and August 4 morning—have been cured of the viral disease and the recovery rate stands at 67.19%. The recovered cases in India are now double the active cases. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

A man checks a face mask before buying it in Hyderabad on August 4. According to the health ministry’s dashboard, 1,282,215 patients—51,706 people between August 3 and August 4 morning—have been cured of the viral disease and the recovery rate stands at 67.19%. The recovered cases in India are now double the active cases. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

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A health worker interacts with an individual outside the coronavirus sample collection booth at a government dispensary in New Delhi on August 04. Rajesh Bhushan, the secretary with the health ministry said at a briefing on August 4 that more than 20 million Covid-19 tests have been conducted in the country and more than 660,000 tests were done in the last 24 hours. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

A health worker interacts with an individual outside the coronavirus sample collection booth at a government dispensary in New Delhi on August 04. Rajesh Bhushan, the secretary with the health ministry said at a briefing on August 4 that more than 20 million Covid-19 tests have been conducted in the country and more than 660,000 tests were done in the last 24 hours. (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

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Medical personnel at work during a the second round of Delhi’s serological survey in New Delhi on August 4. Twenty eight states and UTs are performing more tests than the World Health Organization’s guideline of 140 tests per day per million population. The country, on an average, is conducting 479 tests per day per million population. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Medical personnel at work during a the second round of Delhi’s serological survey in New Delhi on August 4. Twenty eight states and UTs are performing more tests than the World Health Organization’s guideline of 140 tests per day per million population. The country, on an average, is conducting 479 tests per day per million population. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A worker in PPE coveralls chemically disinfects equipment in a gym a day ahead of its reopening under Unlock 3 guidelines in New Delhi on August 4. Active cases of Covid-19 in Delhi dropped below the 10,000-mark for the first time in over two months on August 4, the same day that the number of daily deaths also touched a two-month low, data showed. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

A worker in PPE coveralls chemically disinfects equipment in a gym a day ahead of its reopening under Unlock 3 guidelines in New Delhi on August 4. Active cases of Covid-19 in Delhi dropped below the 10,000-mark for the first time in over two months on August 4, the same day that the number of daily deaths also touched a two-month low, data showed. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Family members of a person who died of Covid-19 seen in PPE coveralls while waiting to receive their body outside the mortuary at KGMU in Lucknow on August 04. The addition of 857 fatalities has taken the death toll from the disease to 39,795. “The mortality analysis of the present data shows that 50% of deaths have happened in the age group of 60 years and above,” the health ministry said on August 4. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

Family members of a person who died of Covid-19 seen in PPE coveralls while waiting to receive their body outside the mortuary at KGMU in Lucknow on August 04. The addition of 857 fatalities has taken the death toll from the disease to 39,795. “The mortality analysis of the present data shows that 50% of deaths have happened in the age group of 60 years and above,” the health ministry said on August 4. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

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