India reported 161,736 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, hitting the world’s highest daily tally once again, for a total of 13.69 million cases, health ministry data showed.
The Health Ministry data showed that the country's tally of infections now stands at 31.26 million, with the death toll at 418,987.
The South Asian nation's total infections now stand at 30.91 million, while the death toll reached 410,784, according to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Tuesday.
There have been less than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases for the last 37 days. The active cases have now come down below 500,000. The country has 432,041 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 411,989 deaths so far.
A total of 38,660 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 30,308,456 till date from hospitals and health centres as the virus infected less than 100,000 people in the last 41 days, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The US death toll, meanwhile, has grown to 223,995. The total US caseload reported on the site Friday was 83,757, topping the 77,362 cases reported on July 16.
The United States reported 60,000 new infections on Wednesday, the highest since Aug. 14, with rising cases in every region, especially the Midwest.
India saw a daily spurt of 48,648 coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 8.09 million, health ministry data showed on Friday.
India is the world’s second worst affected country, after the United States, which has nearly 9 million infections
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 96,77,203, while the death toll rose to 1,40,573 with 391 new fatalities, the data updated at 8am showed.