Photos: India's Covid-19 tally at 10.6 million, active cases fall below 2 lakh

  • The Covid-19 active caseload in the country has further reduced to 1,92,308 comprising 1.81 per cent of the total infections, with Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal accounting for 73 per cent of the total active cases, the Union Health Ministry said on January 20. A total of 19,965 people have recovered in a span of 24 hours. The total recoveries have meanwhile surged to 10,265,706. The ministry said that 87.06 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs.

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A man walks past graffiti of people wearing protective masks amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on a street in Navi Mumbai, on January 21. India recorded 15,223 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry update. With this, the nationwide tally reached 10,610,883.( Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

A man walks past graffiti of people wearing protective masks amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on a street in Navi Mumbai, on January 21. India recorded 15,223 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry update. With this, the nationwide tally reached 10,610,883.( Francis Mascarenhas / REUTERS)

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A BMC health care worker takes a swab from a woman to test for coronavirus infection, at Govandi in Mumbai on January 20. The number of active cases, which have already reached a record low, dropped further to 1,92,308, while 10,265,706 patients have been cured or discharged from hospitals.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

A BMC health care worker takes a swab from a woman to test for coronavirus infection, at Govandi in Mumbai on January 20. The number of active cases, which have already reached a record low, dropped further to 1,92,308, while 10,265,706 patients have been cured or discharged from hospitals.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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A doctor poses after receiving a dose of the Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, at a government-run hospital in New Delhi on January 19. Active cases now comprise just 1.86% of the total infections, according to the health ministry. It said that 72% of the active cases are concentrated in Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)

A doctor poses after receiving a dose of the Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, at a government-run hospital in New Delhi on January 19. Active cases now comprise just 1.86% of the total infections, according to the health ministry. It said that 72% of the active cases are concentrated in Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)

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A health care worker collects swab sample from travellers for coronavirus screening at Dadar station in Mumbai on January 17. The national recovery rate has risen to 96.70% while the fatality rate stands at 1.44%, according to the health ministry.( Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

A health care worker collects swab sample from travellers for coronavirus screening at Dadar station in Mumbai on January 17. The national recovery rate has risen to 96.70% while the fatality rate stands at 1.44%, according to the health ministry.( Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A view inside the classroom at Seth Anandilal Poddar Government Deaf and Dumb School after educational institutions reopened following a closure for 10 months due to Covid-19 in Jaipur, on January 18. India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh-mark on August 7, and surpassed the one crore-mark on December 19.( Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

A view inside the classroom at Seth Anandilal Poddar Government Deaf and Dumb School after educational institutions reopened following a closure for 10 months due to Covid-19 in Jaipur, on January 18. India's Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh-mark on August 7, and surpassed the one crore-mark on December 19.( Himanshu Vyas / HT Photo)

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Commuters waiting at a bus stop early in the morning in Mumbai on January 21. Meanwhile, the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme has been going on in India, with a target of inoculating the healthcare and frontline workers. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

Commuters waiting at a bus stop early in the morning in Mumbai on January 21. Meanwhile, the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme has been going on in India, with a target of inoculating the healthcare and frontline workers. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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Medical staff wait in a queue to be inoculated with a Covid-19 vaccine at the Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad on January 19. As on January 20, 2021, a total of 6,74,835 beneficiaries have received the vaccination. In a span of 24 hours, 2,20,786 people were vaccinated across 3,860 sessions. A total of 11,720 sessions has been conducted so far, according to the government.( Noah Seelam / AFP)

Medical staff wait in a queue to be inoculated with a Covid-19 vaccine at the Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad on January 19. As on January 20, 2021, a total of 6,74,835 beneficiaries have received the vaccination. In a span of 24 hours, 2,20,786 people were vaccinated across 3,860 sessions. A total of 11,720 sessions has been conducted so far, according to the government.( Noah Seelam / AFP)

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A man and a child wearing protective face masks walk past a garment store displaying a mannequin wearing a mask in Dharmshala on January 19. The country reported at least 600 adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) in the past five days, one of the lowest in the world, of which 82 were reported on January 20.( Ashwini Bhatia / AP)

A man and a child wearing protective face masks walk past a garment store displaying a mannequin wearing a mask in Dharmshala on January 19. The country reported at least 600 adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) in the past five days, one of the lowest in the world, of which 82 were reported on January 20.( Ashwini Bhatia / AP)

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