Photos: India’s daily Covid-19 cases dip below 50,000 in nearly 3 months

India began the week with its lowest daily coronavirus caseload in nearly three months-- data for the previous 24 hours from the health ministry showed on October 20. New cases being reported daily continue to maintain a decreasing trend from a peak in September. Adding 54,044 new cases in the period since, the country’s caseload has risen to 7.3 million and is the second highest behind the United States. Concerns remain over an undoing of this trend as the festive season fast approaches, and winter stands knocking.

Updated On Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST
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A health worker cools off in front of a fan while working at a Covid-19 testing centre in Pune on October 19. The number of new single day coronavirus infections recorded in the country dropped to below 50,000 for the first time in nearly three months on October 19, data from the Union health ministry showed on October 20. India’s cumulative Covid-19 case tally currently rests at 7.6 million. (Rahul Raut / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST

A health worker cools off in front of a fan while working at a Covid-19 testing centre in Pune on October 19. The number of new single day coronavirus infections recorded in the country dropped to below 50,000 for the first time in nearly three months on October 19, data from the Union health ministry showed on October 20. India’s cumulative Covid-19 case tally currently rests at 7.6 million. (Rahul Raut / HT Photo)

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Cyclists at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on October 20. There were 46,790 new cases of Covid-19 registered from across the country on October 19 according to the health ministry, even fewer than the 47,703 recorded on July 28 --the last time daily cases were reported below 50,000. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST

Cyclists at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on October 20. There were 46,790 new cases of Covid-19 registered from across the country on October 19 according to the health ministry, even fewer than the 47,703 recorded on July 28 --the last time daily cases were reported below 50,000. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A band of pigeons takes to the air on a hazy day in New Delhi on October 19. According to the health ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard, the number of active cases of infection, which has also dropped for four days in a row, is now at 740,090. India’s death toll meanwhile has gone up to 115,914. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST

A band of pigeons takes to the air on a hazy day in New Delhi on October 19. According to the health ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard, the number of active cases of infection, which has also dropped for four days in a row, is now at 740,090. India’s death toll meanwhile has gone up to 115,914. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Students arrive to attend classes at a government girls school in Attari village near the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on October 19. India, which is the second worst-affected after the United States, has added 1.3 million Covid-19 cases to its tally since October 1 while also implementing further relaxations to restrictions that were imposed as part of the lockdown in March. (Narinder Nanu / AFP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST

Students arrive to attend classes at a government girls school in Attari village near the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on October 19. India, which is the second worst-affected after the United States, has added 1.3 million Covid-19 cases to its tally since October 1 while also implementing further relaxations to restrictions that were imposed as part of the lockdown in March. (Narinder Nanu / AFP)

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A bustling marketplace ahead of Durga Puja, in Kolkata on October 19. Approaching celebrations for the Durga Puja and Diwali due this month and in mid-November respectively, come with concerns that festive gatherings may result in a spike in cases with guards being lowered and as winter looming ahead. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST

A bustling marketplace ahead of Durga Puja, in Kolkata on October 19. Approaching celebrations for the Durga Puja and Diwali due this month and in mid-November respectively, come with concerns that festive gatherings may result in a spike in cases with guards being lowered and as winter looming ahead. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

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An auto rickshaw moves past coolies wearing face masks outside a railway station in New Delhi on October 17. The health ministry on October 20 also said that the five states most affected by the pandemic have seen a decline in cases since September. The ministry said that the trend of daily cases in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh reveals various stages of decline in active cases. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST

An auto rickshaw moves past coolies wearing face masks outside a railway station in New Delhi on October 17. The health ministry on October 20 also said that the five states most affected by the pandemic have seen a decline in cases since September. The ministry said that the trend of daily cases in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh reveals various stages of decline in active cases. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

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People wait to be tested for Covid-19 during a random test for family members of army personnel at the army base hospital in Guwahati on October 19. The national recovery rate of has now gone up to 88.81%. Health ministry data shows 679,5103 Covid-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. (Anupam Nath / AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST

People wait to be tested for Covid-19 during a random test for family members of army personnel at the army base hospital in Guwahati on October 19. The national recovery rate of has now gone up to 88.81%. Health ministry data shows 679,5103 Covid-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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A driving school instructor trains a woman to ride a two wheeler, while bottles of sanitizers stand on a table at a training ground in Kochi on October 16. The health ministry notes that 75% of new confirmed cases are still being registered from 10 states and Union territories. Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala are registering the highest incidences with just over 5,000 cases each. (R S Iyer / AP)
Updated on Oct 21, 2020 11:48 AM IST

A driving school instructor trains a woman to ride a two wheeler, while bottles of sanitizers stand on a table at a training ground in Kochi on October 16. The health ministry notes that 75% of new confirmed cases are still being registered from 10 states and Union territories. Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala are registering the highest incidences with just over 5,000 cases each. (R S Iyer / AP)

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