Photos: India’s Covid-19 cases at 9.85 million; daily deaths below 500 for a week

Updated On Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

With cumulative Covid-19 cases in India at 9.85 million, the country’s active caseload which has been declining over recent weeks, now consists of just 3.66% of total positive cases. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has reached 94.89%. Fewer patients are also dying of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India and less than 500 daily deaths have been reported from across the country now for eight consecutive days. With 393 new deaths having been reported on December 13, the total number of patients having succumbed to the viral infection in the country so far has reached 143,073.

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A health worker hands out face masks to voters during District Development Council (DDC) elections, in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir on December 10. India recorded 30,254 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) between December 12 and 13 morning, which pushed the nationwide tally up to 98,57,029, according to Union health ministry’s update. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

A health worker hands out face masks to voters during District Development Council (DDC) elections, in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir on December 10. India recorded 30,254 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) between December 12 and 13 morning, which pushed the nationwide tally up to 98,57,029, according to Union health ministry’s update. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus ride on a scooter in Hyderabad on December 13. The number of active cases went down further to 3,56,546, while 93,57,464 patients have been cured or discharged from the hospitals. Active cases in the country have been declining and are at their lowest in more than 145 days. The last time active cases were at this level was in mid-July. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus ride on a scooter in Hyderabad on December 13. The number of active cases went down further to 3,56,546, while 93,57,464 patients have been cured or discharged from the hospitals. Active cases in the country have been declining and are at their lowest in more than 145 days. The last time active cases were at this level was in mid-July. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

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People out at Janpath Market on a winter afternoon in New Delhi on December 12. The health ministry had said on December 12 that the decline has been made possible by the trend of recoveries exceeding new cases and a low number of fatalities per day which have ensured a total net reduction of the active caseload. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

People out at Janpath Market on a winter afternoon in New Delhi on December 12. The health ministry had said on December 12 that the decline has been made possible by the trend of recoveries exceeding new cases and a low number of fatalities per day which have ensured a total net reduction of the active caseload. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Police personnel fining people who were out in public without face masks, at Patna Junction on December 12. Fewer patients are dying of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India and less than 500 daily deaths have been reported from across the country now for eight consecutive days. With 393 new deaths reported on December 12, the total number of fatalities so far has reached 143,073. (Santosh Kumar / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

Police personnel fining people who were out in public without face masks, at Patna Junction on December 12. Fewer patients are dying of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India and less than 500 daily deaths have been reported from across the country now for eight consecutive days. With 393 new deaths reported on December 12, the total number of fatalities so far has reached 143,073. (Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

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A vegetable vendor wearing a face mask interacts with a buyer at a market in Bengaluru on December 13. India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.66% of the country’s total positive cases. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has reached 94.89%. (Aijaz Rahi / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

A vegetable vendor wearing a face mask interacts with a buyer at a market in Bengaluru on December 13. India’s present active caseload consists of just 3.66% of the country’s total positive cases. Meanwhile, the recovery rate has reached 94.89%. (Aijaz Rahi / AP)

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A health worker registers people for coronavirus test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida on December 12. Two key interventions that have lead to the low death rate are an increase in Covid-19 testing and standardising clinical management of patients, HT reported. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

A health worker registers people for coronavirus test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida on December 12. Two key interventions that have lead to the low death rate are an increase in Covid-19 testing and standardising clinical management of patients, HT reported. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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A medical worker collects a swab sample from a man at Lajpat Nagar market in New Delhi on December 11. India’s tests per million population recently crossed the 100,000 mark, with the country performing at least one million tests daily in more than 2,000 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved laboratories across the country. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a man at Lajpat Nagar market in New Delhi on December 11. India’s tests per million population recently crossed the 100,000 mark, with the country performing at least one million tests daily in more than 2,000 Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved laboratories across the country. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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A health worker thermal screens travellers at a railway station in Mumbai on December 11. The rolling average for the past week shows the sustained decline in the daily cases for the six most affected states. The daily new recoveries recorded in the country have been more than the daily cases registered over the last 15 days, HT reported. (Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 06:04 PM IST

A health worker thermal screens travellers at a railway station in Mumbai on December 11. The rolling average for the past week shows the sustained decline in the daily cases for the six most affected states. The daily new recoveries recorded in the country have been more than the daily cases registered over the last 15 days, HT reported. (Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

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