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India has recorded 80.8 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 1.21 lakh deaths. Of these, more than 5.9 lakh are active cases while over 73.7 lakh have recovered.
Across the country, 11.6 lakh samples were tested for the novel coronavirus on October 29, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally remains the highest among Indian states and Union Territories, according to latest update from the Union health ministry.
Globally, more than 4.46 crore infections and over 11.76 lakh deaths have been reported due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Here are all the latest updates:
>> The Centre has asked states to constitute committees for coordination and overseeing the COVID-19 vaccination drive while ensuring minimal disruptions in other routine healthcare services. It has stressed on early tracking of social media to dispel rumours which could impact the community acceptance of coronavirus inoculation.
>> The Maharashtra government is looking to restart local train services for the general public soon. A web-based app is currently being developed for the same and there are plans to introduce colour coding as well for the people who would travel by the local trains during non-peak hours.
>> During coronavirus tests of security personnel, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Gujarat's Kevadiya, as many as 23 policemen were found infected with COVID-19, officials said.
>> Moscow residents who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 may be able to do so as early as next month if large volumes of doses are supplied by then, city authorities said, even as Russia's daily tally of cases surged past 18,000 to a record high.
>> The United States broke its single-day record for new coronavirus infections on October 29, reporting over 91,000 new cases, as hospitalisations hit new highs in many states, according to a Reuters tally.
>> The World Health Organisation's (WHO) Europe director said on October 29 that the 54-country region has again reached a new weekly record for confirmed cases, with over 1.5 million infections last week and more than 10 million since the start of the pandemic.