Health worker PPE nasal swab India
A health worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gives a nasal swab to a person for a rapid-antigen methodology Covid-19 test at Sarai Kale Khan Transport Authority in New Delhi, India, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Image Credit: Bloomberg

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 1 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.

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