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The total number of cases in Andhra Pradesh rises to 20,40,708 across the state.
The total number of cases in Andhra Pradesh rises to 20,40,708 across the state.

With the fresh cases in Andhra Pradesh, the total number of cases across the state rose to 20,40,708. On Tuesday, 1179 new cases were registered. The death toll has risen to 14,089 with 11 new deaths in the last twenty-four hours. On the other hand, 1651 new patients were cured on Tuesday, taking the total number of recoveries to 20,12,714 and currently there are 13,905 active cases. As per district wise data, 192 new cases were reported in East Godavari, followed by 190 cases in East Godavari, 167 in Krishna while 1 case was reported in Vizianagaram district. Andhra Pradesh conducted 49,737 Covid-19 tests in the last twenty-four hours, taking the total to around 2.79 crore tests across the state.

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India's government will not buy COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNtech and Moderna, as domestic production of more affordable and easy-to-store vaccines has jumped. According to sources, “the government will not buy vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. They are free to enter into a private tie-up after necessary regulatory approvals. But sovereign compensation is clearly something we cannot offer”. Both vaccines cost several times more than India's main shot, Covishield, the licensed version of the AstraZeneca drug.

India's monthly domestic production has tripled since April and will reach 300 million doses in October, according to Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who on Monday announced the resumption of India's vaccine exports from the October quarter. However, the government is expected to purchase locally filled and prepared doses of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine.

 

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