India reported its highest single-day spike in cases with 15, 968 new cases to take the total to 4,56,183, according to health ministry data on Tuesday morning. 465 new deaths were also reported
The total tally includes 183022 active cases, 258685 cured/discharged/migrated & 14476 deaths.
The Centre on Tuesday maintained that the number of infections per lakh population was among the lowest in the world with the Health ministry crediting the low COVID-19 mortality rate to timely detection of cases, extensive contact tracing and effective clinical management. The ministry also said that the recovery rate has steadily improved and it was nearly 57 per cent.