Daily coronavirus infections in India fell to their lowest since mid-July, with 29,163 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 8.87 million, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Daily cases have fallen in India, the country with the second-highest number of infections behind the United States, since hitting a peak in September.
Indians celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, over the weekend, and experts have warned that the festive season could lead to a new spike.
Deaths rose by 449 over the last 24 hours, the Ministry also said, with toll now at 130,519.
Meanwhile, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc became the second drugmaker after Pfizer Inc to announce promising trial data in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Indian drugmaker Biological E. Ltd on Monday became the latest company in the country to start human trials of its vaccine candidate.