Photos: India’s Covid-19 recoveries cross 5.5 million, CFR at 1.55%

India is still registering the highest number of daily cases globally but with the recovery rate at more than 84%, the number of those cured has surpassed 5.5 million, according to the health ministry’s data on October 4. The total coronavirus cases in India have mounted to 65,49,373 with the addition of 75,829 people testing positive for the infection in the last 24 hours as of October 4. Simultaneously, the death toll has climbed to 1,01,782 with the virus claiming 940 lives in the same period.

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Health workers collect swab samples from migrants who returned to Mumbai, at a railway station during a rapid antigen testing campaign for Covid-19 on October 3.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease in India has crossed 5.5 million, while the total cases of infection stand at 6.5 million according to the Union Health Ministry’s health bulletin updated on October 4. (Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

Health workers collect swab samples from migrants who returned to Mumbai, at a railway station during a rapid antigen testing campaign for Covid-19 on October 3.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease in India has crossed 5.5 million, while the total cases of infection stand at 6.5 million according to the Union Health Ministry’s health bulletin updated on October 4. (Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

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A man cycles past wall art on Covid-19 near Phugewadi in Pune on October 3. The national recovery rate from Covid-19 currently stands at 84.13 %. 75,829 people tested positive for the infection in the previous 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 1,01,782 with the virus claiming 940 lives in the same period, the data showed. (Sanket Wankhede / HT Photo)

A man cycles past wall art on Covid-19 near Phugewadi in Pune on October 3. The national recovery rate from Covid-19 currently stands at 84.13 %. 75,829 people tested positive for the infection in the previous 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 1,01,782 with the virus claiming 940 lives in the same period, the data showed. (Sanket Wankhede / HT Photo)

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A view of the Lotus Temple a day after it reopened to the public in New Delhi on October 3. India is still registering the highest number of daily cases globally but also has a low fatality rate of 1.55%, which is nearly half the global average. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

A view of the Lotus Temple a day after it reopened to the public in New Delhi on October 3. India is still registering the highest number of daily cases globally but also has a low fatality rate of 1.55%, which is nearly half the global average. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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Candidates are thermal scanned before entering the exam centre to appear for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Prelims. Examination, which is among the largest recruitment exams held in the country, in Gurugram on October 04. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Candidates are thermal scanned before entering the exam centre to appear for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Prelims. Examination, which is among the largest recruitment exams held in the country, in Gurugram on October 04. (Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

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A worker cleans a cinema hall as part of preparations for a possible reopening, in Chennai on October 3. India is preparing to reopen cinemas and entertainment parks with limited capacity beginning October 15, in an effort to bring the economy up to speed. The move comes with potential for the virus to spread during the upcoming religious festival and winter season. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

A worker cleans a cinema hall as part of preparations for a possible reopening, in Chennai on October 3. India is preparing to reopen cinemas and entertainment parks with limited capacity beginning October 15, in an effort to bring the economy up to speed. The move comes with potential for the virus to spread during the upcoming religious festival and winter season. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

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A worker thermal scans people before registration for coronavirus testing, at a district hospital in Noida on October 03. India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 2 million mark on August 7, and doubled to 4 million on September 5. Covid-19 cases in the country breached 6 million on September 28. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

A worker thermal scans people before registration for coronavirus testing, at a district hospital in Noida on October 03. India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 2 million mark on August 7, and doubled to 4 million on September 5. Covid-19 cases in the country breached 6 million on September 28. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

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A health worker works with samples to test for Covid-19 in Srinagar on October 3. According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 7,89,92,534 samples have been tested up to October 3 with 11,42,131 samples being tested on October 3.The health ministry stresses that more than 70% of the deaths due to the disease have occurred due to comorbidities. (Mukhar Khan / AP)

A health worker works with samples to test for Covid-19 in Srinagar on October 3. According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 7,89,92,534 samples have been tested up to October 3 with 11,42,131 samples being tested on October 3.The health ministry stresses that more than 70% of the deaths due to the disease have occurred due to comorbidities. (Mukhar Khan / AP)

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