New Delhi: With 9,102 new coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India saw the lowest surge in daily infections in over seven months.
The last time India recorded around 9,000 daily cases was on June 4 last year (9,304) when the government had just started lifting the coronavirus lockdown.
In another positive development, daily fatalities dropped to 117 after more than eight months, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Tuesday.
Also, India’s active cases per million population (128) is lowest in the world, the ministry said.
The country has logged 1.06 crore cases since the beginning of the pandemic in January last year when India recorded its first case. Of these, more than 1.03 crore people have already recovered, the government data shows. More than 1.53 lakh people have died because of the coronavirus disease.