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Nationwide, India is testing more than 1 million samples per day

Published:  September 16, 2020 10:16Agencies and compiled by Devadasan K P, Picture Editor

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WIN INDIA COVID578-1600236225949Civil defense members and counselors work at the Covid-19 district surveillance and telemedicine hub in New Delhi. Image Credit: Bloomberg

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WIN INDIA COVID66-1600236222514People wearing protective face masks stand in a line to enter a metro station amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. The Health Ministry reported 90,123 new cases in the past 24 hours, raising the nation’s confirmed total to 5,020,359, about 0.35% of its nearly 1.4 billion population. It said 1,290 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 82,066. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID1-1600236261399A healthcare worker puts a pulse oximeter on a woman’s finger to check her oxygen level during a door-to-door survey for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amidst the spread of the disease in Moriya village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID323343-1600236242113India reported a record daily high of 97,570 cases on Sept. 11 and has added more than 1 million cases this month alone. Above, people wait in a queue to register their names before giving their nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Jammu. Image Credit: AP

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WIN INDIA COVID00-1600236270252Police personnel pay tribute to constable Ramkumar Sharma who died due to COVID-19 during his funeral at a crematorium, in Bhopal. Image Credit: ANI

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WIN INDIA COVID222-1600236250119A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes swabs from a farmer in a field in Kavitha village in the western state of Gujarat. Nationwide, India is testing more than 1 million samples per day, exceeding the World Health Organization’s benchmark of 140 tests per 1 million people. But many of these are antigen tests, which look for virus proteins and are faster but less accurate compared to RT-PCR, the gold standard for confirming the coronavirus by its genetic code. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID2132-1600236256960A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), listens a song on a mobile phone at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at an hospital in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID34-1600236228610A medical worker takes care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a hospital in Noida. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID7677-1600236215923Nationwide, India is testing more than 1 million samples per day, exceeding the World Health Organization’s benchmark of 140 tests per 1 million people. But many of these are antigen tests, which look for virus proteins and are faster but less accurate compared to RT-PCR, the gold standard for confirming the coronavirus by its genetic code. Image Credit: AP

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WIN INDIA COVID22-1600236254294A man wearing a face shield trains in a gym which reopened after some restrictions were lifted, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID333-1600236232495A woman wearing white protective gear, foreground, mourns after taking a glimpse of her husband’s body, a victim of COVID 19, at a cremation site in Gauhati. Most of India’s deaths are concentrated in its large cities _ Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune. But smaller urban centers in Mahrashtra like Nagpur or Jalgaon have also reported more than 1,000 deaths. Image Credit: AP

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New picA patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) speaks to his family members, using a robot named ‘Mitra’ at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital in Noida. Image Credit: Reuters

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WIN INDIA COVID33-1600236236997A healthcare worker puts a pulse oximeter on a woman’s finger to check her oxygen level during survey for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the construction site of a railway track, amidst the spread of the disease in Babla village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID.JPG-1600236266282Passengers wearing protective masks wait to board a metro train in Kolkata. With the economy contracting by a record 23.9% in the April-June quarter leaving millions jobless, the Indian government is continuing with relaxing lockdown restrictions that were imposed in late March. The government in May announced a $266 billion stimulus package, but consumer demand and manufacturing are yet to recover. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID677-1600236218283Experts warned that India’s case fatality rate could increase in coming weeks with lockdown restrictions relaxed except in high-risk areas. But authorities ruled out imposing a second countrywide lockdown as recoveries were growing at more than 78%. Its fatality rate is 1.6%, far lower than 3% each in the United States and Brazil, according to the Johns Hopkins Medicine and University. Above, patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) attend an evening buffet at a terrace of the Yatharth Hospital in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID8788-1600236212870A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) rests in an ambulance as he waits for people to collect their swab, at the construction site of a railway track, in Babla village on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. The Health Ministry said 155 health workers, including 46 doctors, have died so far due to COVID-19. Image Credit: REUTERS

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WIN INDIA COVID2222-1600236246871A man wearing a facemask as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus makes tea for his customers at his roadside tea stall in New Delhi. India’s total coronavirus cases passed five million on September 16, health ministry data showed, as the pandemic extends its grip on the vast country at an ever-faster rate. Image Credit: AFP

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