In this photograph taken on July 15, 2020 doctors and nurses wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits work at the Intensive Care Unit for COVID-19 coronavirus patients at the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noida. (Photo by XAVIER GALIANA/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

India’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.

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