Photos: India adds 8,635 Covid-19 cases, day after Budget emphasises healthcare

  • India’s single day Covid-19 case tally has seen an eight month low, a day after Finance Minster announced an increase of 137% in the country’s health and well-being allocation during the budget presentation. The country recorded 8,635 new cases and 94 deaths due to the coronavirus disease in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry’s update on February 1. With this, the nationwide tally of infections has reached 10,766,245 while the active caseload, at 1,63,353 cases as of February 1, is just 1.52% of India’s total positive cases.
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People wait to receive a Covid-19 vaccine jab at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on January 30. India, on February 2, posted an increase of 8,635 cases attributed to Covid-19, which the Union health ministry has said is the lowest single-day rise in eight months.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

People wait to receive a Covid-19 vaccine jab at Rajawadi Hospital in Mumbai on January 30. India, on February 2, posted an increase of 8,635 cases attributed to Covid-19, which the Union health ministry has said is the lowest single-day rise in eight months.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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Commuters at CSMT in Mumbai, after suburban train services were extended to the general public for the first time since the March 2020 lockdown, on February 1. The ministry also said in its updates on Twitter that India has reached this development from a peak of 95,735 on September 10, 2020.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

Commuters at CSMT in Mumbai, after suburban train services were extended to the general public for the first time since the March 2020 lockdown, on February 1. The ministry also said in its updates on Twitter that India has reached this development from a peak of 95,735 on September 10, 2020.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

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Women travel in a suburban train in Mumbai on February 1. In another significant development, the country has reported 94 daily deaths in the last 24 hours, lowest in eight and half months, the health ministry said. A figure of under 100 fatalities was last recorded on May 15, 2020.(Hemanshi Kamani / REUTERS)

Women travel in a suburban train in Mumbai on February 1. In another significant development, the country has reported 94 daily deaths in the last 24 hours, lowest in eight and half months, the health ministry said. A figure of under 100 fatalities was last recorded on May 15, 2020.(Hemanshi Kamani / REUTERS)

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A couple of women out buying vegetables in Hyderabad on January 30. Adding to this string of milestones achieved by the country in battle against Covid-19, the ministry said that the active caseload, which stands at 1,63,353 as of February 1, is just 1.52%t of India’s total positive cases.(Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

A couple of women out buying vegetables in Hyderabad on January 30. Adding to this string of milestones achieved by the country in battle against Covid-19, the ministry said that the active caseload, which stands at 1,63,353 as of February 1, is just 1.52%t of India’s total positive cases.(Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

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A woman out shopping in Dharamshala on January 31. The first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in India on January 30, 2020, when an Indian student of the Wuhan University in China detected positive in Kerala. A year later, India is at fourth position globally as far as cumulative toll is concerned and second in terms of overall cases.(Ashwini Bhatia / AP)

A woman out shopping in Dharamshala on January 31. The first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in India on January 30, 2020, when an Indian student of the Wuhan University in China detected positive in Kerala. A year later, India is at fourth position globally as far as cumulative toll is concerned and second in terms of overall cases.(Ashwini Bhatia / AP)

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A man cycles past a graffiti covered wall amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a street in Navi Mumbai on January 30. India has inoculated as many at 3.7 million beneficiaries, since the launch of a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme on January 16, the health ministry states.(Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

A man cycles past a graffiti covered wall amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on a street in Navi Mumbai on January 30. India has inoculated as many at 3.7 million beneficiaries, since the launch of a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme on January 16, the health ministry states.(Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

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A beneficiary gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Nair Hospital in Mumbai on February 1. Presenting the Union Budget for the coming financial year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, announced an allocation of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccines. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

A beneficiary gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at Nair Hospital in Mumbai on February 1. Presenting the Union Budget for the coming financial year, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1, announced an allocation of 35,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccines. (Anshuman Poyrekar / HT Photo)

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People waiting in observation rooms after being administered Covid-19 vaccine shots at Nair Hospital in Mumbai on February 1. The finance minister also announced a new centrally sponsored scheme, Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, which would be launched with an outlay of about 64,180 crore over six years.(Anshuman Poyrekar)

People waiting in observation rooms after being administered Covid-19 vaccine shots at Nair Hospital in Mumbai on February 1. The finance minister also announced a new centrally sponsored scheme, Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana, which would be launched with an outlay of about 64,180 crore over six years.(Anshuman Poyrekar)

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