FILE PHOTO: A man walks past graffiti amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in Mumbai
India recorded 38,310 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 8.27 million, Health Ministry data showed on Tuesday.
It was the ninth straight day that infections numbered fewer than 50,000, as cases have dipped from a September peak, but experts warn the current season of festivals could lead to another spike.
Deaths rose by 490, carrying the toll to 123,097, the Ministry added.
Meanwhile, China reported 49 new COVID-19 cases for Nov. 2, up from 24 a day earlier, the national health authority reported on Tuesday. Days after a 17-year-old girl tested positive for COVID-19 in a remote part of western China last week, health authorities said they had tested over 4.7 million people in the region.
A small but key UK study found that “cellular immunity” to the virus is present after six months in people who had mild or asymptomatic COVID-19, suggesting some level of protection.
CureVac said its experimental vaccine triggered an immune response in humans, putting it on track to start mass testing this year.
Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund warned G20 economies the crisis was not over, calling on the United States, Britain and other countries to increase the fiscal spending currently planned.