Photos: India’s Covid-19 cases at 2.21 million, nearly 25 million tested

According to the Union Health Ministry’s report on August 10, India registered 62,064 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which took the national tally to infections to 2,215,075 cases. 60,000 coronavirus cases were recorded for the third consecutive day since August 7. Meanwhile, India also performed a record 719,364 Covid-19 on August 8 as the country inches closer to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)’s sought target of one million tests per day, by the end of August. The country currently has 634,945 active Covid-19 cases in the country.

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Health workers in PPE kit store a collected sample in a test-tube for COVID-19 testing in Bengaluru on August 7. A rise of 62,064 new cases of Covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours has pushed the tally of coronavirus infections to 2,215,075, according to Union health ministry’s bulletin on August 10. (Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

Health workers in PPE kit store a collected sample in a test-tube for COVID-19 testing in Bengaluru on August 7. A rise of 62,064 new cases of Covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours has pushed the tally of coronavirus infections to 2,215,075, according to Union health ministry’s bulletin on August 10. (Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

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A health worker wearing conducts rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 after collecting swab samples from people in Kolkata on August 8. After having reported more than 60,000 cases for three consecutive days, India’s tally of active cases stand at 634,945 and deaths stand at 44,386 so far, the Health Ministry’s report mentioned. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

A health worker wearing conducts rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 after collecting swab samples from people in Kolkata on August 8. After having reported more than 60,000 cases for three consecutive days, India’s tally of active cases stand at 634,945 and deaths stand at 44,386 so far, the Health Ministry’s report mentioned. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

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A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid 19 testing at SVPM school centre in Thane on August 8. The gap between the number of recovered and active cases is more than 900,000 now. According to the government, the country’s fatality rate has further slumped, touching an improved rate of 2.01% on August 9, HT reported. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid 19 testing at SVPM school centre in Thane on August 8. The gap between the number of recovered and active cases is more than 900,000 now. According to the government, the country’s fatality rate has further slumped, touching an improved rate of 2.01% on August 9, HT reported. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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The entrance gate to a new COVID-19 hospital at Ambedkar Nagar in New Delhi on August 9. According to the Health Ministry, in the last one month, the Covid-19 recovery rate has shot up from 48.20% to 68.32%. “Effective Clinical Management based on a Standard of Care approach has led to more patients recovering and lesser fatality,” the health ministry tweeted on August 9. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

The entrance gate to a new COVID-19 hospital at Ambedkar Nagar in New Delhi on August 9. According to the Health Ministry, in the last one month, the Covid-19 recovery rate has shot up from 48.20% to 68.32%. “Effective Clinical Management based on a Standard of Care approach has led to more patients recovering and lesser fatality,” the health ministry tweeted on August 9. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Swab samples collected for RT-PCR coronavirus tests, at an Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre in Gurugram on August 8. Earlier this month, the Health Ministry had asked state governments to keep up with rampant testing despite the number of positive cases expected to rise, given the amount of tests that are being conducted across the country. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Swab samples collected for RT-PCR coronavirus tests, at an Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre in Gurugram on August 8. Earlier this month, the Health Ministry had asked state governments to keep up with rampant testing despite the number of positive cases expected to rise, given the amount of tests that are being conducted across the country. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

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A health worker collects a swab sample from a man in New Delhi on August 7. India has performed about 25 million tests since January 22 when Covid-19 testing started with one lab at Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) National Institute of Virology in Pune, HT reported. As on August 9, India has 1,402 labs -- 940 government and 462 private labs -- approved to perform Covid-19 testing across the country. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

A health worker collects a swab sample from a man in New Delhi on August 7. India has performed about 25 million tests since January 22 when Covid-19 testing started with one lab at Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) National Institute of Virology in Pune, HT reported. As on August 9, India has 1,402 labs -- 940 government and 462 private labs -- approved to perform Covid-19 testing across the country. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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People wait their turn while a health worker collects a nasal swab sample for coronavirus testing at Ramjas School in New Delhi on August 7. According to the ICMR, India performed 719,364 Covid-19 tests on August 8 alone, taking the total number of daily testing closer to the ICMR target of one million per day by the end of August. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

People wait their turn while a health worker collects a nasal swab sample for coronavirus testing at Ramjas School in New Delhi on August 7. According to the ICMR, India performed 719,364 Covid-19 tests on August 8 alone, taking the total number of daily testing closer to the ICMR target of one million per day by the end of August. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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A medical staff (L) working at a registration desk for COVID-19 coronavirus tests at Pyare Lal Sharma district hospital in Meerut. The ICMR is now trying to include Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) machines in Covid-19 testing at government labs since RT-PCR is the most preferred process in testing for the virus. (Prakash Singh / AFP)

A medical staff (L) working at a registration desk for COVID-19 coronavirus tests at Pyare Lal Sharma district hospital in Meerut. The ICMR is now trying to include Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) machines in Covid-19 testing at government labs since RT-PCR is the most preferred process in testing for the virus. (Prakash Singh / AFP)

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Cyclists at Rajpath in New Delhi on August 9, 2020. Even as the Covid-19 recovery rate continues to improve steadily, with 53,879 Covid-19 patients having recovered and been discharged in the past 24 hours; the Union Ministry has advised the state governments to firmly focus on comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation and effective treatment. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

Cyclists at Rajpath in New Delhi on August 9, 2020. Even as the Covid-19 recovery rate continues to improve steadily, with 53,879 Covid-19 patients having recovered and been discharged in the past 24 hours; the Union Ministry has advised the state governments to firmly focus on comprehensive tracking, prompt isolation and effective treatment. (Arvind Yadav / HT Photo)

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