With 46,232 new cases of COVID-19 and 564 deaths in the past 24 hours, the total number of positive coronavirus cases in India reached 90,50,598 on Saturday morning, the Union Ministry of Health and Family informed. .
The total figure includes 4 39,747 active cases and 84.78,124 recoveries.
The death toll from the virus currently stands at 1,32,726, with 564 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the ministry’s morning update.
According to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), 10,66,022 COVID-19 samples were tested on Friday. With this, a total of 13,06,57,808 samples have been tested for the coronavirus so far.
Here are the live updates on the coronavirus cases:
Calling the COVID-19 pandemic an important turning point in human history and the biggest challenge the world has faced since World War II, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called at the G20 summit for a new global index based on talent, technology and transparency and tutelage to the planet in the post-corona world.
PM Modi also said “Work from anywhere” is a new standard in the post-COVID world and suggested creating a virtual G20 secretariat as a monitoring and documentation repository.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia opened the Group of 20 summit as the coronavirus pandemic eclipsed this year’s meeting of heads of state which is being held in virtual format. India is expected to host the G20 summit in 2022.
Moderna will charge governments between $ 25 and $ 37 per dose of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, depending on the quantity ordered, chief executive Stephane Bancel told German weekly Welt am Sonntag (WamS).
“So our vaccine costs about the same as a flu shot, which is between $ 10 and $ 50,” he said.
On Monday, an EU official involved in the negotiations said the European Commission wanted to strike a deal with Moderna to supply millions of doses of its candidate vaccine at a price of less than $ 25 a dose.