Coronavirus: 126,789 new COVID-19 cases in India in new one-day high: 10 points

COVID-19 Case Updates: The new cases have pushed the total number of Covid cases in India to over 1.29 crore.

New Delhi:
India has recorded 1,26,789 new cases of Covid, setting another grim one-day record as the county battles the second wave of infections. 685 deaths in the last 24 hours brought the total number of deaths to 1.66,862.

Here’s your 10 point cheat sheet for this great story:

  1. The total number of cases since India’s first recorded infection in January last year now stands at over 1.29 crore, making it the third worst-affected country after the United States and Brazil.

  2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took the second dose of the Covid vaccine at AIIMS Delhi. “Vaccination is one of the few ways we have to beat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get vaccinated quickly. Register at,” he tweeted.

  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called a meeting with all senior ministers to discuss measures to control the crisis triggered by a pandemic.

  4. In parts of Maharashtra, the worst affected state in the country, vaccination was halted last night, apparently because doses were not available. Satara and Panvel are among the districts that have halted vaccinations. Pune has closed more than 100 vaccination centers due to the shortage, tweeted Supriya Sule, a member of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

  5. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told NDTV that “there is no shortage” of vaccines. “There is no shortage of vaccines. States receive vaccines according to their needs and stocks are constantly replenished,” said Dr Vardhan.

  6. In terms of the total number of cases, Maharashtra is followed by the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

  7. New Zealand has temporarily suspended entry for all travelers from India, including its own citizens, for around two weeks following a high number of positive coronavirus cases from India.

  8. A nighttime curfew has been imposed in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Prayagraj due to the growing number of Covid cases in the country’s most populous state. Uttar Pradesh has registered 6,002 new cases, pushing its total caseload to 6.45 lakh.

  9. The Punjab also declared a series of restrictions, including a statewide nighttime curfew, up from the previous 12 districts. The state has registered 2,963 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of infections to over 2.6 lakh.

  10. More than 29.79 lakh vaccinations in the past 24 hours have pushed the total number of vaccine doses given so far to over nine crore.