Coronavirus Cases in India: The recovery rate stood at 91.54 per cent.
With 46,963 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 81,84,082, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 74.91 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry. The recovery rate stood at 91.54 per cent. The country's COVID-19 deaths climbed to 1,22,111 with 470 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. A total of 74,91,513 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far taking the national recovery rate to 91.54 per cent while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.49 per cent.
Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
France's daily COVID-19 count surges again to 46,290
France on Sunday recorded 46,290 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour span, raising the country's total infections to 1.41 million since the beginning of the pandemic, data from the country's health authority showed.
The daily count was notably higher than Saturday's 35,641 cases, though it was lower than Friday's 49,215 and the country's daily record of 52,010 cases reported on Oct. 25.
UK's Prince William Contracted COVID-19 In April: Report
Britain's Prince William contracted COVID-19 in April at a similar time to his father Prince Charles, the BBC reported late on Sunday, citing Kensington Palace sources.
WHO Chief Under Quarantine After Contact Tests Positive For Covid-19
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Sunday that he had been identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, but added that he was feeling well and did not have any symptoms.
"I have been identified as a contact of someone who has tested positive for #COVID19. I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home," Tedros said in a tweet.
Assam Schools To Reopen On Monday With Odd-Even System
Educational institutions in Assam will reopen on Monday after more than seven months with strict COVID-19 guidelines, officials said on Saturday. Only students from Classes 6th to 12th will be allowed to attend and a Standard Operating Procedure or SOP has been issued that will need to be followed, according to the officials of the Education Department.
To minimise the risk, schools will follow an odd-even system. Students in Classes 6, 8 and 12 will attend school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the other three days are reserved for Classes 7, 9 and 11.
"All the students would not come into the schools at a time and they would attend the schools in different batches in morning and afternoon shift. Fixation of first batch and second batch of students would be done by the head of the institution," the government said in a news release.
Delhi Reports Over 5,000 Covid Cases For 5th Day
Delhi recorded 5,664 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours till Sunday night, according to government data. This was the fifth consecutive day that the national capital recorded over 5,000 cases. Delhi had recorded its highest daily cases on Friday at 5,891. Total cases are now at 3,92,370.
Some 6,562 have died of COVID-19 in Delhi and 3,51,635 have recovered. The death rate is 1.7 per cent and recovery rate is 89.5 per cent.
The city's daily positivity rate is 12.7 per cent while the national daily positivity rate is 4.3 per cent.
According to a government official, saturation testing at workplaces has been carried out and a total of 5,823 tests have been conducted at 51 workplaces, news agency PTI reported.Read
Coronavirus news: France faces lockdown resistance as small shops pay the price
In common with other European nations suffering from an upsurge in the novel coronavirus, France has entered a second strict lockdown, which includes closing non-essential stores for at least 15 days.
The latest French restrictions have met sporadic resistance, Reuters reported.
Coronavirus news: Karnataka reports 3,652 fresh infections and 24 deaths, enhances tests
With 3,652 fresh coronavirus cases and 24 deaths on Sunday, Karnataka's COVID-19 tally and cumulative fatalities reached 8,27,064 and 11,192 respectively the health department said.
Coronavirus news: Geneva shutters bars, restaurants over virus
Geneva said Sunday it would go beyond Swiss national measures and close all bars, restaurants and non-essential shops in a bid to rein in skyrocketing cases of the novel coronavirus.
On the same day, the Swiss ski lift association told media it would make face masks obligatory on all lifts during the coming winter season, including open chairlifts.
Coronavirus news: Iran imposes travel restrictions as virus deaths hit record
Iran on Sunday said it will restrict travel to the cities hit hardest by the novel coronavirus, state TV said, amid a record high of daily Covid-19 deaths.
The measure takes effect at Monday midday and will last until Friday, the broadcaster reported, citing an order by the interior ministry.
Coronavirus news: Nagaland reports more recoveries than fresh COVID-19 cases for 5th consecutive day
Nagaland for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday reported more recoveries than fresh COVID-19 cases as 79 people were cured of the disease while 28 new infections pushed the tally to 9,075, a health department official said.
The state's COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 82.12 per cent, PTI reported.
Coronavirus news: Clashes in Spain as anger at virus curbs rises
Protesters in several Spanish cities clashed with security forces for a second night running, police said Sunday, as exasperation and anger over coronavirus restrictions grow worldwide.
The unrest in Spain came as more European nations started locking down to try and stem a worrying spike in infections on the continent which has registered more than 278,000 deaths since the virus first emerged in China at the end of 2019.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the latest leader to impose a new shutdown in England that starts Thursday for at least a month, following in the steps of Austria, France and Ireland, AFP reported.
Coronavirus news: Delhi Assembly Speaker felicitates doctors from GTB, Rajiv Gandhi hospitals
Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Sunday felicitated several doctors from GTB and Rajiv Gandhi super speciality hospitals with Corona Warriors Award at an event organised at the Vidhan Sabha.
Presenting them with citations and mementos, Goel called the doctors as examples of dedication and sacrifice, PTI reported.
Coronavirus news: COVID-19 count grows by 5,369; death count crosses in Maharashtra
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 5,369 new coronavirus positive cases, which took the state's infection tally to 16,83,775, the health department said. The death count crossed the 44,000-mark as 113 patients died due to the infection. The fatality count now stands at 44,024, it said. A total of 3,726 patients recovered during the day, PTI reported.
Coronavirus news: Iran's daily COVID death count hits record high as cases surge
Iran's daily tally of coronavirus deaths hit a record high of 434 on Sunday, the authorities said, a day after announcing stringent new restrictions including the closure of schools, universities and mosques in most of the country.
The deaths, announced by Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari on state TV, take the national count to 35,298. She said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 7,719 to 620,491.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that new restrictions will take effect on Wednesday in 25 of Iran's 31 provinces for 10 days.
To stem a third wave of the virus in Iran, the government has banned weddings, wakes and conferences in the Iranian capital until further notice, Reuters reported.
Coronavirus news: Punjab Chief Minister issues directions for framing guidelines for shooting films, songs amid COVID-19 pandemic
Nearly half of Slovakia's entire population took COVID-19 swabs on Saturday, the first day of two-day nationwide testing the government hopes will help reverse a fast rise in infections without a hard lockdown.
The scheme, a first in a country of comparable size, is being watched by other nations looking for ways to slow the virus spread and avoid overwhelming their health systems, Reuters reported.
Coronavirus news: Public buses resume plying with full seating capacity in Delhi
The DTC and Cluster buses resumed plying with full seating capacity on Sunday, with Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot urging travellers to wear masks and observe COVID-19 appropriate behaviour.
In a tweet, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) said intra-state movement of buses has been permitted with full seating capacity on a trial basis, subject to condition that no passenger will travel standing and without mask.
Coronavirus news: 58 Maharashtra Police personnel test COVID-19 positive
Fifty-eight police personnel tested positive for the novel coronavirus within past 24 hours, Maharashtra Police informed on Sunday.
With this, the tally for COVID-19 cases in the force has reached 26,589, including 1,386 active cases, 24,919 recoveries, and 284 fatalities, ANI reported.
Coronavirus news: Israel Starts Human Trials Of COVID-19 Vaccine As Schools Slowly Reopen
Israel began human trials on Sunday for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate which, if successful, could be ready for the general public by the end of next summer.
Eighty volunteers will initially take part in the trial that will be expanded to 960 people in December. Should those trials succeed a third stage with 30,000 volunteers is scheduled for April/May.
Coronavirus news: Similipal National Park opens for tourists after 7 months
The Similipal National Park was thrown open to visitors on Sunday after remaining closed for more than seven months in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.
Amid strict adherence to the guidelines, 258 tourists entered the picturesque national park in 40 vehicles from two entry points on the first day, PTI reported.
Coronavirus news: 26 deaths, 1,989 fresh coronavirus cases in UP
Twenty-six more people died from coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday as 1,989 fresh cases surfaced, taking the state's infection tally to 4,83,832, a statement said.
So far, 7,051 people have died to the disease in the state, PTI reported.
Coronavirus news: UK minister says lockdown in England could be extended
The one-month lockdown for England announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this weekend could be extended as Britain struggles to contain a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior cabinet member said on Sunday.
Johnson announced on Saturday that the lockdown across England would kick in after midnight on Thursday morning and last until December 2, Reuters reported.
Coronavirus news: Global coronavirus caseload surpasses 46 million
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has crossed 46 million, two days after hitting the grim milestone of 45 million.
The exact cases count stood at 46,110,801 as of early Sunday (local time), ANI reported.
777 more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported on 31st October in Bihar; taking total count of active cases to 8,639: State Health Department.
58 police personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 26,589 in the force, including 1,386 active cases, 24,919 recoveries, and 284 deaths till date: Maharashtra Police.
COVID-19: Odisha Reports 1,709 New COVID-19 Cases
At least 1,709 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Sunday, while 11 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll in the state to 1,331, a health department official said.
100 New Cases Take Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 Tally To 14,852
At least 100 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally in the state to 14,852, a senior official said on Sunday. Of the fresh cases, 27 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 10 from Tawang, nine from Lohit, eight each from Lower Subansiri and East Siang and six from West Siang district, the official said.
Puducherry Records Fresh COVID-19 Cases
Daily COVID-19 cases in Puducherry dropped below the 100 mark on Sunday after a gap of six days as the tally rose to 35,109. Three more people, including a 71-year old woman, died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM on Sunday, taking the toll to 595, the Health department said.
Coronavirus: 34 New COVID-19 Cases In Mizoram, Tally 2,756
At least 34 more people, including 11 minors, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 2,756, an official statement said on Sunday.
Beaches in Kerala re-open for the public from today after months-long closure due to COVID-19 pandemic.
At present, 40% of beds are occupied in the national capital. We still have around 9,500 beds available in hospitals: Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister.
Telangana's COVID-19 Tally Rises To 2.40 Lakh With 1,416 Fresh Cases
Telangana's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,40,048 and the toll edged up to 1,341 with 1,416 fresh cases and five more deaths, the state government said on Sunday. The number of active cases slid to 18,241 while as many as 15,388 were in home or institutional isolation, a bulletin said providing data as of 8 PM on October 31.
15 New Cases Take COVID-19 Tally Of Andamans To 4,332
At least 15 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,332, a health department official said on Sunday.
India Records 46,963 New Cases And 470 Deaths In 24 Hours
With 46,963 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 81,84,082, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 74.91 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Coronavirus: Jharkhand Reports 474 New COVID-19 Cases
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,01,761 as 474 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Sunday. The deaths rose to 884 after a patient from Dhanbad succumbed to the disease, he said.
34 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 2,756 till date.
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister Dies At 72, Weeks After He Tested Covid+
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died last night at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 72. The minister had tested positive on October 13 for the highly infectious disease, which has affected over 81 lakh people in the country and more than 7.2 lakh people in Tamil Nadu. He was a three-time MLA from Papanasam in Thanjavur district. Read Here
COVID-19: Academic Institutions In Odisha To Remain Closed Till November 30
The Odisha government has revised school guidelines and deferred the reopening of schools from class 9 to 12 beyond November 16. According to the new notification, all academic institutions across the State will remain closed till November 30. Earlier on Saturday, the government decided to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 from November 16.
Tamil Nadu To Reopen Schools, Colleges From November 16
Classes 9 and above in schools along with colleges will be allowed to reopen from November 16 with COVID-19 safety norms, the Tamil Nadu government announced on Saturday. Theatres can reopen a week before that with 50 per cent occupancy. Read Here
UK Surpasses 1 Million Coronavirus Cases
Britain has registered more than one million coronavirus cases during the global pandemic, with nearly 22,000 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, official figures showed Saturday.
Assam Eases Covid Testing Rules At Entry, Exit Points
With the COVID-19 situation slowly coming under control, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday issued relaxations for those travelling both to and from the state.
Mr Sarma said the relaxations in the new standard operating procedure (SOP) will be applicable for all air, train and road passengers.
The order issued by principal secretary to the health department Samir K Sinha, after Mr Sarma's announcement, said any person traveling to Assam with RT-PCR test from their point of origin within a period of 72 hours and tested COVID-19 negative will not have to get tested on arrival.