17 per cent lower cases than Monday recorded in India today

India recorded 56,211 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, 17 per cent lower than the day before, taking the total tally to 1,20,95,855 on Tuesday.

On Monday, the country recorded 68,020 cases, the highest single-day spike in daily new cases since October 11, last year.

Lower count of cases are a result of low testing. According to the ICMR, 24,26,50,025 samples have been tested up to March 28 with 7,85,864 samples being tested on Monday.

On Sunday, 9.13 lakh samples were tested, compared to over 10 lakh samples the previous days, according to the data by the apex research body.

Prior to this, India registered a steady increase for 19 days in a row.

The active cases have now increased to 5,40,720 comprising, 4.47 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate is at 94.19 per cent.