Photos: India’s Covid-19 case doubling time improves to almost 73 days

According to the Indian health ministry, new Covid-19 cases per day have seen a sharp fall in recent days. As a consequence, India’s Covid-19 case doubling time has increased to 72.8 days from 25.5 days in mid-August. The ministry credited central government’s strategies and Covid-19 warriors for the improvement in India’s case doubling time. India’s current caseload in second-highest globally after that of the United States, at 7,370,468. However, India has also recorded the highest number of recoveries globally.

Updated On Oct 16, 2020 05:58 PM IST
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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) worker disinfects the Citizen’s Park in Ballygunge, Kolkata on October 14. With India’s new Covid-19 cases per day registering a sharp fall in recent days, the Union health ministry on October 15 said the country’s doubling time has increased to 72.8 days from 25.5 days in mid-August. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 05:58 PM IST

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) worker disinfects the Citizen’s Park in Ballygunge, Kolkata on October 14. With India’s new Covid-19 cases per day registering a sharp fall in recent days, the Union health ministry on October 15 said the country’s doubling time has increased to 72.8 days from 25.5 days in mid-August. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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A man is pictured inside the first Post Covid-19 centre in Maharashtra set up by Thane Municipal Corporation at Lodha Luxoria in Majiwada, Thane on October 14. According to the health ministry, India’s Covid-19 caseload, the second-highest after that of the United States, stood at 7,239,389 on October 15. However, 6,301,927 or 87.05% of these are recovered cases, the highest number of recoveries globally. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 05:58 PM IST

A man is pictured inside the first Post Covid-19 centre in Maharashtra set up by Thane Municipal Corporation at Lodha Luxoria in Majiwada, Thane on October 14. According to the health ministry, India’s Covid-19 caseload, the second-highest after that of the United States, stood at 7,239,389 on October 15. However, 6,301,927 or 87.05% of these are recovered cases, the highest number of recoveries globally. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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People out on the street at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi on October 14. “India has come a long way from registering a doubling rate of 25.5 days in mid August to now registering a doubling rate of nearly 73 days,” the health ministry said on its official Twitter handle. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 05:58 PM IST

People out on the street at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi on October 14. “India has come a long way from registering a doubling rate of 25.5 days in mid August to now registering a doubling rate of nearly 73 days,” the health ministry said on its official Twitter handle. (Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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Families of frontline Covid-19 workers watch a movie during a special screening in New Delhi on October 15. Crediting government strategies and Covid-19 warriors with the improvement in India’s case doubling time, the ministry further tweeted, “This is the result of the Centre-led strategies and the selfless dedication of doctors, paramedics, frontline workers and all other Covid-19 warriors.” (Prakash Singh / AFP)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 05:58 PM IST

Families of frontline Covid-19 workers watch a movie during a special screening in New Delhi on October 15. Crediting government strategies and Covid-19 warriors with the improvement in India’s case doubling time, the ministry further tweeted, “This is the result of the Centre-led strategies and the selfless dedication of doctors, paramedics, frontline workers and all other Covid-19 warriors.” (Prakash Singh / AFP)

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Discarded nasal swab samples and rapid test kits lie inside a box after testing for Covid-19 in Srinagar on October 14. After weeks of recording more than 80,000 and 90,000 cases a day, India’s rise in new cases per day has seen a dramatic fall in recent days. The country’s last spike was 63,509 on October 14. (Dar Yasin / AP)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 05:58 PM IST

Discarded nasal swab samples and rapid test kits lie inside a box after testing for Covid-19 in Srinagar on October 14. After weeks of recording more than 80,000 and 90,000 cases a day, India’s rise in new cases per day has seen a dramatic fall in recent days. The country’s last spike was 63,509 on October 14. (Dar Yasin / AP)

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A health worker seen inside an enclosed kiosk while collecting swab samples to test for Covid-19 infection in Srinagar on October 14. The 55,342 cases that were reported on October 13 was the lowest single day increase in India in nearly two months. (Dar Yasin / AP)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 05:58 PM IST

A health worker seen inside an enclosed kiosk while collecting swab samples to test for Covid-19 infection in Srinagar on October 14. The 55,342 cases that were reported on October 13 was the lowest single day increase in India in nearly two months. (Dar Yasin / AP)

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A man wearing a face mask walks past a bus in Kochi on October 15. India crossed one million cases on July 17 and doubled those to two million in the next 21 days. Adding cases at an increasingly faster rate, it crossed the current seven million mark on October 11. (RS Iyer / AP)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 05:58 PM IST

A man wearing a face mask walks past a bus in Kochi on October 15. India crossed one million cases on July 17 and doubled those to two million in the next 21 days. Adding cases at an increasingly faster rate, it crossed the current seven million mark on October 11. (RS Iyer / AP)

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