Photos: India’s Covid-19 fatalities now fifth highest globally

The number of deaths caused by Covid-19 in India has risen to become the fifth highest in the world. India had 35,747 fatalities attributed to the novel coronavirus entering July 31, overtaking Italy which had earlier rounded off the tally of the five worst-hit countries globally in terms of deaths. Simultaneously, India’s testing rate is also at record highs, almost touching the 6.5 lakh mark in a day and recoveries are nearly double those of active cases.

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A woman waits for her turn as a medical worker collects nasal swab samples at a government health centre in Hyderabad on July 27. India passed another grim milestone in its fight against the novel coronavirus with the addition of 779 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the number of fatalities due to Covid-19 in India to 35,747 on July 31. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

A woman waits for her turn as a medical worker collects nasal swab samples at a government health centre in Hyderabad on July 27. India passed another grim milestone in its fight against the novel coronavirus with the addition of 779 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the number of fatalities due to Covid-19 in India to 35,747 on July 31. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

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A lottery ticket vendor wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus attends to a customer in Kochi, Kerala on July 30. India has now replaced Italy to reach the fifth place in terms of the number of fatalities, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). (R S Iyer / AP)

A lottery ticket vendor wearing a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus attends to a customer in Kochi, Kerala on July 30. India has now replaced Italy to reach the fifth place in terms of the number of fatalities, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). (R S Iyer / AP)

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A BMC health care worker takes swab samples at a children’s home in Mumbai on July 28. Though the number of Covid-19 cases remains high in India, the number of tests being conducted daily has also shot past six lakh tests. 6,42,588 samples were most recently tested, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data for June 30 showed. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

A BMC health care worker takes swab samples at a children’s home in Mumbai on July 28. Though the number of Covid-19 cases remains high in India, the number of tests being conducted daily has also shot past six lakh tests. 6,42,588 samples were most recently tested, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data for June 30 showed. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) gives yoga instructions to patients at a Covid-19 Care Center in New Delhi on July 30. The rate of recoveries has also increased in the country. The number of recovered patients crossed the one million mark on June 30 and is now 1.9 times the total active cases. (T. Narayan / Bloomberg)

A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) gives yoga instructions to patients at a Covid-19 Care Center in New Delhi on July 30. The rate of recoveries has also increased in the country. The number of recovered patients crossed the one million mark on June 30 and is now 1.9 times the total active cases. (T. Narayan / Bloomberg)

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A worker wearing a protective face mask fills a vending machine selling protective face masks and gloves at Dadar railway station in Mumbai on July 31. Addressing a press briefing, Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said on July 30 that the ‘test, track and treat’ strategy has shown good results in terms of managing the situation by curbing the spread of infections and keeping the mortality low. (Hemanshi Kamani / REUTERS)

A worker wearing a protective face mask fills a vending machine selling protective face masks and gloves at Dadar railway station in Mumbai on July 31. Addressing a press briefing, Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said on July 30 that the ‘test, track and treat’ strategy has shown good results in terms of managing the situation by curbing the spread of infections and keeping the mortality low. (Hemanshi Kamani / REUTERS)

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A gym’s premises is sanitized as part of reopening preparations in Noida on July 30. The Case Fatality Rate (CFR), as the country heads into the third stage on relaxations from the coronavirus induced lockdown, stands at 2.21% according to health ministry data. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

A gym’s premises is sanitized as part of reopening preparations in Noida on July 30. The Case Fatality Rate (CFR), as the country heads into the third stage on relaxations from the coronavirus induced lockdown, stands at 2.21% according to health ministry data. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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People get their nasal swab samples taken at a mobile testing centre in Hyderabad on July 31. The Union Health Ministry has said that it will continue to implement a strategy of comprehensive testing, tracking and treatment to effectively tackle the pandemic. “The objective is to raise the testing capacity to 10 lakhs tests per day in the medium term,” the health ministry said in a tweet.

People get their nasal swab samples taken at a mobile testing centre in Hyderabad on July 31. The Union Health Ministry has said that it will continue to implement a strategy of comprehensive testing, tracking and treatment to effectively tackle the pandemic. “The objective is to raise the testing capacity to 10 lakhs tests per day in the medium term,” the health ministry said in a tweet.

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A worker disinfects a multiplex in anticipation of a possible reopening during Unlock 3 in New Delhi on July 31. To date, the world has recorded over 17.5 million Covid-19 infections, of which India accounts for 1.64 million cases. The world has lost over 677,000 lives to the virus since it emerged in China’s Wuhan last year. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A worker disinfects a multiplex in anticipation of a possible reopening during Unlock 3 in New Delhi on July 31. To date, the world has recorded over 17.5 million Covid-19 infections, of which India accounts for 1.64 million cases. The world has lost over 677,000 lives to the virus since it emerged in China’s Wuhan last year. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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