Coronavirus updates: India recorded a spike of 20,799 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The country also witnessed 180 deaths, taking the death toll to 448,997. So far, India has recorded 33,834,702 corona cases in total. Active cases have declined to 264,458. Delhi reported 47 Covid-19 cases, Kerala recorded 12,297 and Maharashtra 2,692 cases.
With talks underway between the central government and Zydus Cadila over the pricing of the Covid-19 vaccine ZyCov-D, the pharma company is learnt to have proposed a price of Rs 1,900 for its three-dose jab that can be given to those above 12 years of age. However, the government is negotiating for a reduction in price and a final decision on it is likely to be taken this week
World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with 235,699,890 confirmed cases and 4,815,521 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 44,518,437 cases, followed by India, Brazil, UK and Russia.