India on Tuesday recorded 46,790 fresh Covid-19 cases, which was less than what it registered on July 28.
On July 28 for two consecutive days the fresh cases were 47,703 and 48,513, before going all the way up steadily to 97,894 on September 17.
It last recorded lesser than Tuesday’s count on July 22 when the new cases were 45,720.
India recorded only eight more deaths in 24 hours than on Monday.
With 587 lives lost in 24-hour, India’s toll reached 1, 15,197 as the tally touched 75, 97,063 cases.
This is one of the lowest spikes in the last two and half months.
According to Union health ministry, on Tuesday, there are 7, 48,538 active infections; 67, 33,328 Covid patients have been discharged.
India’s active cases have fallen below 8 lakh after six weeks and continue to slide further down, it said.
While the recovery rate stands at 88.26 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.52 per cent, the MoHFW data said.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 16,01,365 cases, including 42,240 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.