India reports 1,26,789 fresh cases

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 death 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 the second dose of the Covid vaccine at Delhi’s AIIMS. “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,” he tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with all Chief Ministers today to discuss the measures to control the pandemic-triggered crisis.