Photos: India’s coronavirus caseload tops 3 million

India has become only the third country, behind Brazil and the United States, to record more than 3 million infections. The latest million cases were added in a little over two weeks, compared to India’s journey to two million cases which took 158 days. The addition of 397,277 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), including more than 5,700 deaths, over the past week, have taken the country’s infection tally past 3 million, data from the Union health ministry for the previous 24 hours showed on August 23.

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A health worker arranges rapid antigen test kits for coronavirus screening in Hyderabad on August 22. The number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in India crossed the 3 million mark on August 22, with the country reporting 69,239 new Covid-19 cases and 912 deaths according to the Union health ministry bulletin on August 23. (Mahesh Kumar A / AP)

A health worker arranges rapid antigen test kits for coronavirus screening in Hyderabad on August 22. The number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in India crossed the 3 million mark on August 22, with the country reporting 69,239 new Covid-19 cases and 912 deaths according to the Union health ministry bulletin on August 23. (Mahesh Kumar A / AP)

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Cyclists at Raisina Hills in New Delhi on August 23. India is the third country in the world, after the US and Brazil, to report more than three million Covid-19 cases. The third million was logged in a little over two weeks. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

Cyclists at Raisina Hills in New Delhi on August 23. India is the third country in the world, after the US and Brazil, to report more than three million Covid-19 cases. The third million was logged in a little over two weeks. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

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A police personnel makes announcements of lockdown norms for weekends and public holidays in Patiala on August 22. Experts maintain that the focus of the battle against the infectious disease needs to shift to the hinterland and the peninsula, both high population density regions with, in the case of the former, significant rural populations and relatively inadequate health care systems. (Bharat Bhushan / HT Photo)

A police personnel makes announcements of lockdown norms for weekends and public holidays in Patiala on August 22. Experts maintain that the focus of the battle against the infectious disease needs to shift to the hinterland and the peninsula, both high population density regions with, in the case of the former, significant rural populations and relatively inadequate health care systems. (Bharat Bhushan / HT Photo)

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City streets deserted during a complete lockdown in the wake of coronavirus in Jammu on August 23. The recovery rate from the disease has climbed to 74.89% with 57,989 patients of the viral disease discharged from hospitals in the previous 24 hours. There have been 2,280,566 recoveries in the country till date and 360,724 in the last week. India’s recoveries now exceed active cases by more than 1.5 million. (PTI)

City streets deserted during a complete lockdown in the wake of coronavirus in Jammu on August 23. The recovery rate from the disease has climbed to 74.89% with 57,989 patients of the viral disease discharged from hospitals in the previous 24 hours. There have been 2,280,566 recoveries in the country till date and 360,724 in the last week. India’s recoveries now exceed active cases by more than 1.5 million. (PTI)

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Women queue to give swab samples to test for Covid-19 infection in Guwahati on August 21. “As a result of various measures taken by the government, the outbreak situation in India is very much under control. The health care infrastructure is not overwhelmed, the testing capacity is more than enough to meet the demand and even the percentage of Covid-19 patients on ventilator is very minuscule,” a senior official of the health ministry told HT. (Anupam Nath / AP)

Women queue to give swab samples to test for Covid-19 infection in Guwahati on August 21. “As a result of various measures taken by the government, the outbreak situation in India is very much under control. The health care infrastructure is not overwhelmed, the testing capacity is more than enough to meet the demand and even the percentage of Covid-19 patients on ventilator is very minuscule,” a senior official of the health ministry told HT. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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A man grimaces in reaction to a nasal swab fro rapid antigen testing at Cheetah Camp in Mumbai on August 21. India’s journey to two million cases took 158 days, with at least 90% of these cases coming after the lifting of the nationwide lockdown that was announced at the end of March. India’s current case positivity rate, which gives the number of cases that return positive out of all the samples that are tested, is about 8%. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

A man grimaces in reaction to a nasal swab fro rapid antigen testing at Cheetah Camp in Mumbai on August 21. India’s journey to two million cases took 158 days, with at least 90% of these cases coming after the lifting of the nationwide lockdown that was announced at the end of March. India’s current case positivity rate, which gives the number of cases that return positive out of all the samples that are tested, is about 8%. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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Relatives (in white) along with workers (in blue) wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) prepare the body of a person who died from Covid-19 before cremation in New Delhi on August 22. The death toll from the pathogen stands at 56,706 after 912 fatalities were reported from across the country in the last 24 hours. According to the health ministry, the number of active cases stands at 707,668. (Xavier Galiana / AFP)

Relatives (in white) along with workers (in blue) wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) prepare the body of a person who died from Covid-19 before cremation in New Delhi on August 22. The death toll from the pathogen stands at 56,706 after 912 fatalities were reported from across the country in the last 24 hours. According to the health ministry, the number of active cases stands at 707,668. (Xavier Galiana / AFP)

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A deserted view of the Heritage Street during a weekend lockdown imposed by Punjab government, in Amritsar on August 22. “The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 23.43% of the total positive cases,” the health ministry said on August 22. (Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

A deserted view of the Heritage Street during a weekend lockdown imposed by Punjab government, in Amritsar on August 22. “The record high recoveries have ensured that the actual caseload of the country viz. the active cases, has reduced and currently comprises only 23.43% of the total positive cases,” the health ministry said on August 22. (Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

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