Coronavirus updates for July 28

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

India's coronavirus tally crossed the 15 lakh mark as the country recorded more than 47,000 cases in the last 24 hours.

Mumbai saw a dip of 700 new cases in the last 24 hours, even with the highest single-day testing in the Maharashtra capital. A sero-survey conducted by the BMC found that 57 percent of people living in Mumbai's slums had already developed antibodies, with women more infected than men. Uttar Pradesh became the first state to test more than one lakh samples a day for the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, Gujarat has hiked the fine for not wearing masks and spitting in public.

Across the world, more than 10 million people have recovered from COVID-19, according to Worldometer. According to WHO, the number of cases worldwide has doubled in the past six weeks. Researchers from the University of Liverpool found evidence of antibodies in small proportions of cats and dogs in Italy.

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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