For a while now, there has been a rise in the number of coronavirus cases across India, although the rate of recovery has seen a steady and quick improvement, the government said on Tuesday. India recorded 28,000 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with the government then stating that the recovery-to-death ratio is currently standing at 96 to nearly four percent. The Ministry of Health and Welfare released the daily data for the infection which stated, "The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients has increased to 63.02 per cent. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.01% and 3.99% now,".

India's coronavirus cases total count has crossed the nine lakh-mark with 28,498 fresh cases and 553 deaths linked to the disease in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry data showed. Currently, there are 3,11,565 active cases while 5,71,460 patients have made a recovery and have been discharged. The number of COVID-19 casualties at present stands at 23,727 deaths, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare further said.

As per the Health Ministry, the worst-affected state due to the COVID-19 outbreak continues to be Maharashtra, which has a total of 2,60,924 cases and 10,482 fatalities followed by Tamil Nadu with 1,42,798 cases and 2,032 deaths. Delhi has reported a total of 1,13,740 cases and 3,411 casualties due to the novel coronavirus.

A total of 1,20,92,503 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till July 13, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), among which 2,86,247 samples were tested on Monday. There has also been a considerable decrease across India in the number of fatalities due to coronavirus this month despite a spike in the positive cases being reported everyday, which has taken the country to third spot globally. Among the states that have recorded a fatality rate lower than the national average include the north-eastern states of Manipur, Nagaland and the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.