New Delhi : India on Tuesday reported 61,267 fresh infections of the novel Coronavirus, the lowest daily spike since August.
Now the total tally has risen to 66,85,082, health officials said.
The upside of the otherwise grim situation is India's recovery rate, which is at 84.34 per cent.
The fatality rate has come down to 1.55 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health showed.
India has the lowest mortality rate among the 20 worst-hit nations.
Out of the total 9,19,023 currently active cases, 56,62,490 have been discharged. 1,03,569 lost the battle to the viral disease.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 14,53,653 cases, including 38,347 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
According to ICMR, India conducted 10,89,403 sample tests in a single day on Monday, raising total samples tested so far to 8,10,71,797.
Globally, Mexico has the highest mortality rate of 10.4 per cent and the UK next at 8.8 per cent, according to Johns Hopkins University. USA that tops the Covid-19 cases in the world has around 33 per cent recovery rate.Chile reported over 92 per cent recovery rate.
This report from IANS has been edited