India has reported its lowest single-day rise in coronavirus cases in 45 days, the health ministry has said. On Saturday, the country recorded 173,790 new cases, continuing the downward trend of the past two weeks. A further 3,617 deaths were recorded. The nation has been hit by a devastating second wave, with more than 320,000 deaths, according to the health ministry – the third highest in the world, behind the US and Brazil. The wave overwhelmed the healthcare system, with people struggling to get hospital beds, oxygen and medicines and crematoriums ran out of space.