India logs least amount of daily virus deaths since early August

A health worker examines a patient at a makeshift Covid-19 care centre in New Delhi eearlier this month. (AP pic)

BENGALURU: India reported its smallest daily rise in coronavirus deaths since Aug 3 of 776, data from the health ministry showed on Tuesday, as global fatalities crossed one million and infections surged in several countries.

The South Asian country’s coronavirus case tally rose to 6.15 million after it reported 70,589 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to health ministry data, while total deaths stood at 96,318.

Though India’s death toll is a relatively low 1.6% of total cases, the country, along with the US and Brazil, account for nearly 45% of global Covid-19 fatalities.