The total cases mounted to 64,73,544 with 79,476 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,00,842 with the virus claiming 1,069 lives in a span of 24 hours.
The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 62,25,763, while the death toll climbed to 97,497 with 1,179 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The number of cured and discharged or migrated patients is currently at 50,16,521, apart from 95,542 deaths due to the disease.
COVID-19 still limited in spread, current testing rate six times higher than WHO recommendation: Centre
Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said the current phase of the pandemic in India is on multiple trajectories across urban and semi-urban areas of the country.
14 states, UTs have higher COVID-19 tests per million, lower positivity than national average: Centre
Up to September 22, a total of 6,62,79,462 samples have been tested with 9,53,683 samples being tested on Tuesday.
Recognising the importance of early detection of cases through testing, capacity for COVID-19 testing in the country has been enhanced manifold, Union Minister Ashwini Choubey said.
With an average testing of more than 10 lakh per day in the last 20 days, India has tested 6,05,65,728 samples across the country till September 16.
Modi said this while addressing the virtual housewarming ceremony of 1.75 lakh houses built in rural parts of Madhya Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
Previously on September 10, the ICMR had tested 11,63,542 samples for COVID-19 taking the total number of tests conducted for the pathogen to 5,40,97,975 in the country.
According to the latest DDMA order, weekly markets have also been allowed on a trial basis till September 30 under 'Unlock-4'.
According to the Delhi government latest health bulletin, the death toll mounted to 4,618, after 19 more fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Rajesh Bhushan underscored the need to suppress, curb and break the chain of transmission of the disease by strengthening the active case search focusing on the co-morbid and elderly population.
There is enough evidence to suggest it has reached most corners of India and there is community transmission, say experts.
India's COVID-19 case fatality rate due to the disease has further dropped to 1.75 per cent, while the national recovery rate has risen to 77.09 per cent.
Dr Samiran Panda from ICMR said this increase in cases was expected but pointed out that it is not a homogenous phenomenon across the states.