With 354 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the toll mounted to 1,43,709.
The total active cases in the country are at 3,39,820. With 34,477 new discharges in the last 24 hours, total discharged cases reached 94,22,636.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by the pandemic with 73,481 active cases, followed by Kerala with 57,790 active cases.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said that a total of 15,55,60,655 samples tested for the novel coronavirus up to December 14. Of these, 9,93,665 samples were tested on Monday.
On Monday, the country’s share of active cases in the total positive cases further shrunk to 3.57 percent, the lowest after 149 days, the MoHFW informed.