Coronavirus wrap October 29 | Maharashtra minister Dilip Walse-Patil tests COVID-19 positive; France, Germany announce fresh lockdowns
Globally, more than 4.4 crore infections and over 11.69 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
October 29, 2020 / 09:18 PM IST
India recorded 80.4 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 1.2 lakh deaths. Of these, more than 6.3 lakh are active cases while over 73.1 lakh have recovered.
Across the country, 10.7 lakh samples were tested for the novel coronavirus on October 28, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally remains the highest among Indian states and Union Territories, according to the Union health ministry's latest update.
Globally, more than 4.4 crore infections and over 11.69 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Here are all the latest updates:
>> Over 40 percent people living in Srinagar district have developed COVID-19 antibodies, according to a latest sero-prevalence study which suggests a large fraction of the population in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir may have been infected by the novel coronavirus.
>> Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Dilip Walse-Patil on October 29 said he has tested positive for coronavirus and is undergoing treatment for the infection.
>> Antibody response in most people is strong and does not decline rapidly, a study published in journal Science stated.
>> West Bengal government has asked medical establishments to provide a list of workers to be given the COVID-19 vaccine.
>> French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on October 28 as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe before winter.