The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,195,930 with the global confirmed cases reaching 46,110,801 as of 5:30 pm BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 5:30 pm BJT, November 1):
India's COVID-19 tally reached 8,184,082 on Sunday as 46,963 new cases were detected across the country in the past 24 hours, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry. With 470 deaths since Saturday morning, the total death toll in the country due to the pandemic reached 122,111, added the ministry's data.
Brazil registered 407 deaths in the last 24 hours from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 159,884, the Ministry of Health said Saturday. Meanwhile, 18,947 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, bringing the total to 5,535,605.
Russia registered a record daily increase of 18,665 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 1,636,781, the country's COVID-19 response center said Sunday.
Argentina on Saturday reported 211 more deaths from COVID-19, pushing the national tally to 31,002, according to the Ministry of Health. The ministry also reported 9,745 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the nationwide count to 1,166,924, including 973,939 recoveries.
The number of COVID-19 infections in Colombia has reached 1,074,184, with 11,033 new cases registered in the past 24 hours, Colombian health authorities said Saturday. Meanwhile, 179 more deaths were reported, raising the nationwide death toll to 31,314, the authorities said, adding that 969,230 people have so far recovered from the disease.
South Korea on Sunday announced a new five-tier social-distancing regulations, replacing the existing three-tier scheme in a bid to minimize the closedown of shops and restaurants that hit hard the owners of microbusinesses and ordinary people.