Coronavirus updates for July 31

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

With India yet to reach its infection peak, the single-day surge in the number of coronavirus cases touched the 55,000-mark — the highest ever. In states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha, the positivity rate is more than 10 percent.

DGCA has decided that international commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till August 31. Nagaland has decided to extend total lockdown in the state capital of Kohima for seven more days. The outbreak has been fast spreading across police personnel as 121 more Maharashtra Police personnel test positive, and the death toll in the state police has crossed 100.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom said that the coronavirus pandemic is "once-in-a-century health crisis" and its effects "will be felt for decades to come." While the number of cases is on the rise, more than 11 million people have recovered from the infection, according to Worldometer.

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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