Coronavirus live news: India deaths pass 200,000; over half of UK adults likely to have antibodies, says study

India hits another global record; official statistics based on sample of blood test results for the week ending 11 April

12.04pm BST

Two thirds of people in Spain over the age of 60 have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, prime minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday during a visit to a Johnson & Johnson lab in Toledo.

Describing the data as “promising,” Sanchez reaffirmed a national target to fully inoculate 70% of Spain’s 47 million population before the end of summer.

11.53am BST

More than half of adults in the UK are now likely to have Covid-19 antibodies, new figures have suggested.

The estimates, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), are based on a sample of blood test results for the week ending 11 April and range from 57.8% of adults in Scotland to 68.3% in England, with 61.0% for Wales and 62.5% for Northern Ireland.

The presence of Covid-19 antibodies implies someone has had the infection in the past or has been vaccinated.

It takes between two and three weeks after infection or vaccination for the body to make enough antibodies to fight the virus.

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