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Coronavirus India: Will Centre have Rs 800k million to provide each with Covid vaccine, asks SII CEO

Coronavirus India: Will Centre have Rs 80k crore to provide each with Covid vaccine, asks SII CEO

Coronavirus (Covid-19) India : At present, India has 9,60,969 active cases, while 48,49,585 people have been treated and discharged, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said

Coronavirus India : Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday asked whether the central government will have Rs 80,000 crore over the next one year to provide each citizen with the Covid-19 vaccine. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Quick question; will the government of India have Rs 80,000 crores available, over the next one year? Because that’s what Ministry of Health and Family Affairs needs, to buy and distribute the vaccine to everyone in India. This is the next concerning challenge we need to tackle.”

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With India reporting 85,362 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am on Saturday, the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country crossed the 59 lakh-mark to reach 59,03,933. Also, as many as 1,089 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 93,379. At present, India has 9,60,969 active cases, while 48,49,585 people have been treated and discharged, the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. The nation’s recovery rate has risen to 82.14 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.58 per cent.

Globally, as many as 32,475,585 people have been infected while 987,754 have lost their lives. Also, 22,377,620 people have recovered so far. India continues to remain the second worst-hit country after the United States, but topped the global chart in terms of virus recoveries.

India’s coronavirus count

India’s coronavirus count rose to 59,03,932 on Saturday, as the country reported 85,362 new cases in 24 hours. India’s toll rose by 1,089 to 93,379. As many as 48.49 lakh people have recovered from the infection so far. The Indian Council of Medical Research said 13,41,535 samples were tested on Friday.

Modi assured the United Nations

Modi also assured the United Nations that India would help the world with a vaccine against the coronavirus. “As the largest vaccine producing country of the world, I want to give one more assurance to the global community today,” he said. “India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis.”

5% were from 10 states

Of the new cases reported on Saturday, 75% were from 10 states and Union Territories of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Delhi, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, the Centre said. Of the 1,089 deaths that were recorded, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Chhattisgarh accounted for 83% of the casualties.

coronavirus has infected more than 3.26 crore people

Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 3.26 crore people and killed 9,89,921, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of worldwide recoveries is more than 2.25 crore.

Modi raises questions on UN's response in combating COVID-19; assures world of India's vaccine production prowess

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday raised questions on the response of the United Nations in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and assured the global community that India will use its production and delivery capacity to help all humanity in fighting the deadly disease. "Over the last 8 to 9 months, the whole world has been battling the pandemic of the coronavirus. Where is the United Nations in this joint fight against the pandemic? Where is its effective response?" Modi said as he asserted that reform in the responses, in the processes, and in the very character of the United Nations is the need of the hour.

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Weekend lockdown begins in Jodhpur amid spike in COVID-19 cases

A weekend lockdown began in Jodhpur on Saturday to check the spread of the novel coronavirus amid a sudden spike in fresh infections and deaths. Police and civic officials took out marches in parts of the desert city to sensitise people about the prevailing situation and request them to stay indoors. District Magistrate Indrajeet Singh said, "We have taken this decision (to impose lockdown) considering the spurt in infections in the city. We expect people to adhere to it. If they do not understand the seriousness of the situation now, it will be too late." The city has reported close to 1,200 cases in the past two days, leading to a huge pressure on its healthcare infrastructure. More than 150 people have died due to COVID-19 in the city this month.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine produces strong immune response in early trial

A single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ.N experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a strong immune response against the novel coronavirus in an early-to-mid stage clinical trial, according to interim results published on Friday.

The vaccine, called Ad26.COV2.S, was equally well-tolerated at two different doses, the results showed. A single shot, versus a rival two-dose approach being tested by Moderna Inc MRNA.O and Pfizer Inc PFE.N, could simplify distribution of the vaccine.

However, it is unclear whether elderly people, one of the populations most at risk from the virus, will be protected to the same degree as younger people with the J&J vaccine.

The Serum Institute of India is conducting Phase 3 trials of a vaccine

Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive officer of the Serum Institute of India, on Saturday asked if the government had the funds to procure coronavirus vaccines to inoculate the whole population. The Serum Institute of India is conducting Phase 3 trials of a vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University and British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

Sisodia's condition improves, likely to be shifted out of ICU: Official

The condition of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is suffering from COVID-19 and dengue, has improved, a day after he was administered convalescent plasma therapy, reported news agency PTI. He is likely to be shifted from the ICU to a normal ward, said the hospital officials. He was admitted on Thursday evening after a "falling" blood platelet count and low oxygen level.

India Covid-19 numbers : Why Kerala might re-enter top 10 states soon

With more than 18,000 new cases being detected in the last three days, Kerala has emerged as the state with the fastest growing coronavirus numbers right now. Kerala still has relatively lesser number of confirmed infections compared to states like Maharashtra or Andhra Pradesh, but at the rate at which it has been adding new cases in the last couple of weeks, it is all set to make a re-entry into the list of top ten states with highest caseloads within a few days.

In the last one week, almost 35,000 new cases have been discovered in the state, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 1.61 lakh. The current growth rate of cases is 3.51 per cent per day, which is the highest in the country and more than double of national rate which is 1.53 per cent per day.

Kerala also has close to 49,000 active cases, which is the fifth highest in the country. Only Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have more active cases.

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Madhya Pradesh coronavirus update: 2,311 new cases, 29 deaths reported

Madhya Pradesh on Saturday saw 2,311 new coronavirus cases, pushing its case count to 1,19,899, the state health department said.The death toll in the state due to the pandemic went up to 2,181 with 29 fatalities in the past 24 hours, it said in a statement in the evening.

Seven persons died in Indore, four in Bhopal, three in Gwalior, two each in Jabalpur, Khargone, Hoshangabad and Tikamgarh, one each in Sagar, Neemuch, Betul, Damoh, Khandwa, Anuppur and Agar Malwa.2,252 patients were discharged after treatment during the day, taking the recoveries in the state to 95,490.

Indore reported the highest number of new infections at 445, followed by 273 in Bhopal, 199 in Jabalpur and 151 cases in Gwalior.The number of cases in Indore, the worst-hit district in the state, rose to 22,129, including 538 deaths.Bhopal's overall case tally stood at 16,460 including 375 mortalities.

The case count in Gwalior and Jabalpur went up to 10,121 and 8,979, respectively.At 3,966, Indore has the highest number of active cases in the state while Bhopal and Gwalior have 2,136 and 1,906 such cases, respectively, officials said.In September so far, 55,934 new coronavirus cases and 787 fatalities have been reported in Madhya Pradesh.

Coronavirus figures of MP are as follows: Total cases 1,19,899, new cases 2,311, death toll 2,181, recovered 95,490, active cases 22,228, total number of people tested 19,52,747.

Maharashtra reports 20,419 fresh COVID-19 cases, 430 deaths

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Today is the 187th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 59,03,932 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 93,379 deaths. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 82.1 percent. 'Unlock 4.0' is underway. Globally, there have been over 3.23 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 9.83 lakh people have died so far.

Cinema halls to reopen in West Bengal from October 1, says CM Mamata

Cinema halls and open air theatres will be allowed to operate in West Bengal from October 1 with limited number of participants, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. She also said musical, dance and magic shows would be permitted in the state from next month.

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