India's Health Ministry reported 67,708 new cases of Covid-19 Thursday, the fewest number of infections identified in a day since August.
Thursday was the fourth day in a row that the world's second-most populous country recorded fewer than 70,000 new coronavirus cases.
Few countries have been hit as hard by the global pandemic as India. The country has identified more than 7.3 million cases -- 812,390 of which are considered active -- and more than 111,000 virus-related deaths, authorities said. Only the United States has recorded more cases, and only the US and Brazil have identified more fatalities.
Authorities said 680 deaths were recorded across the country in the past 24 hours.
Because of the lower numbers, schools and movie theaters in some parts of the country are expected to reopen in the coming days, albeit with strict social distancing measures in place.