India posted 1,26,789 new Kovid cases, setting a more serious one-day record as the county fights a second wave of infection. 685 deaths in the last 24 hours brought the total count to 1,66,862.
The total number of cases is now more than 12.9 million since the first recorded infection in India in January last year, which is the third most hit country after the United States and Brazil.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS in Delhi today, having taken his first job at the hospital on 1 March. “Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is one of the few ways we have to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, take your shot soon. Registration at CoWin.gov.in Do. He tweeted.
In some parts of Maharashtra, the country’s worst state, vaccination was stopped last evening, reportedly because the doses were unavailable. Satara and Panvel are among the districts that have temporarily halted the trial. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule tweeted last night that more than 100 vaccination centers in Pune were closed due to lack of immunization.