New Delhi, Feb 2: India registered 8,635 new coronavirus infections in a day, the lowest in eight months, while the daily deaths fell below 100 after around nine months, according to Union health ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The country’s COVID-19 tally has gone up to 1,07,66,245 and the death toll increased to 1,54,486 with 94 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

According to the Union health ministry, after reaching a high of 95,735 on September 10 in 2020, the daily new cases have dropped to 8,635 on Tuesday, the lowest in eight months.

India’s average daily new cases also show a clear downward slip in the last five weeks. While it was 18,934 in December 30, 2020-Jan 5, 2021 period, the average daily new cases have reduced to 12,772 in the Jan 27 -Feb 2 timeline, the ministry informed.

“In another significant development, the country has reported less than 100 daily deaths in a span of 24 hours, the lowest in eight-and-half months. Hundred deaths were recorded last on May 15, 2020,” the ministry said. – PTI