India posted 1,26,789 fresh Covid cases, setting another grim one-day record as the county battles the second wave of infections. 685 deaths in the last 24 hour pushed the total count to 1,66,862.
The total number of cases since the first recorded infection in India in January last year now stands at over 1.29 crore, making it the third worst-hit country after the United States and Brazil.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS in Delhi He had taken his first jab on March 1 at the hospital. “Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon. Register on CoWin.gov.in,” he tweeted.
In parts of Maharashtra, the country’s worst-hit state, vaccination was halted last evening, reportedly because doses were unavailable. Satara and Panvel are among the districts that temporarily stopped the testing. Pune also shut over 100 vaccination centres because of vaccine shortage, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule tweeted last night.