Photos: India’s Covid tally now past 2 million

India’s recorded 62,538 new Covid-19 cases on August 7; taking its tally of cases past 2 million. Nearly 38% of the new cases from the last million cases onwards have come from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar. Studying the trend of rise in cases in the country – experts suggested that India’s next million cases may take just a little over two weeks if the Covid-19 cases in the country continue to grow at the same rate they have till now. The country has been recording over 50,000 fresh cases every day since July 30.

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A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects swab sample from a person to test for coronavirus infection in New Delhi on August 6. Union health ministry’s data released on August 7 morning showed that India reported more than 62,000 Covid-19 cases taking its tally past 2 million. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects swab sample from a person to test for coronavirus infection in New Delhi on August 6. Union health ministry’s data released on August 7 morning showed that India reported more than 62,000 Covid-19 cases taking its tally past 2 million. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

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A police personnel direct people to wear masks at Qaiserbagh in Lucknow on August 6. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar together were responsible for less than 19% of cases before July 16 when India hit the million-mark. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

A police personnel direct people to wear masks at Qaiserbagh in Lucknow on August 6. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar together were responsible for less than 19% of cases before July 16 when India hit the million-mark. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

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People stand in a queue to test for the COVID-19 near a mobile swab collection vehicle at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium in Vijayawada on August 3. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar, which accounted for less than 19% of the first million, have reported nearly 42% of new Covid-19 cases since July 16. (ANI)

People stand in a queue to test for the COVID-19 near a mobile swab collection vehicle at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium in Vijayawada on August 3. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar, which accounted for less than 19% of the first million, have reported nearly 42% of new Covid-19 cases since July 16. (ANI)

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A worker sanities Seawoods Grand Central Mall ahead of the reopening of malls in the city during Unlock 3.0 in Navi Mumbai on August 3. According to AP’s report, the caseload in India has quickly expanded since the government began lifting a long lockdown hoping to jump-start a moribund economy. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

A worker sanities Seawoods Grand Central Mall ahead of the reopening of malls in the city during Unlock 3.0 in Navi Mumbai on August 3. According to AP’s report, the caseload in India has quickly expanded since the government began lifting a long lockdown hoping to jump-start a moribund economy. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

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A health worker takes a sample for Covid-19 tests at a drive through testing facility near Sanjay Van in New Delhi on August 6. Life has cautiously returned to the streets of the capital of New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai, which appear to have passed their peaks, AP reported. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A health worker takes a sample for Covid-19 tests at a drive through testing facility near Sanjay Van in New Delhi on August 6. Life has cautiously returned to the streets of the capital of New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai, which appear to have passed their peaks, AP reported. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Covid-19 patients interact with medical staff at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Covid Care Centre in New Delhi on August 6. According to the health ministry’s data on August 7, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in India reached 67.98% . (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

Covid-19 patients interact with medical staff at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Covid Care Centre in New Delhi on August 6. According to the health ministry’s data on August 7, the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in India reached 67.98% . (Mohd Zakir / HT Photo)

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A man rides his bicycle on a deserted road during the two-day weekly lockdown in Kolkata on August 5. Many state and local governments are still reimposing lockdowns as experts warn that India’s next million cases may take just a little over two weeks if the Covid-19 cases in the country continue to grow at the same rate they have till now, HT reported. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

A man rides his bicycle on a deserted road during the two-day weekly lockdown in Kolkata on August 5. Many state and local governments are still reimposing lockdowns as experts warn that India’s next million cases may take just a little over two weeks if the Covid-19 cases in the country continue to grow at the same rate they have till now, HT reported. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

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Residents of Chikhali village, some wearing face masks wade through a water logged road as they head to safer ground, in Kolhapur on August 6. According to the HT report, India’s focus of the battle against Sars-Cov-2 now needs to shift to the hinterland and the peninsula, both high population density regions with, in the case of the former, significant rural populations and relatively inadequate health care systems. (Anil Velhal / HT Photo)

Residents of Chikhali village, some wearing face masks wade through a water logged road as they head to safer ground, in Kolhapur on August 6. According to the HT report, India’s focus of the battle against Sars-Cov-2 now needs to shift to the hinterland and the peninsula, both high population density regions with, in the case of the former, significant rural populations and relatively inadequate health care systems. (Anil Velhal / HT Photo)

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