India’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose by more than 100,000 fresh infections for a third time, with a record 126,789 cases being detected across the country in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s dashboard showed on Thursday morning.
With this, the country’s infection tally has risen to 12,928,574, the ministry added.
The country’s active caseload crossed 900,000 mark to reach 910,319, rising by 66,846 cases, and comprising 6.59% of the national tally.
However, with 59,258 more people recovering from the viral disease in the last 24 hours, total recoveries have increased to 11,851,393, with the recovery rate standing at 92.11%.
Related fatalities, meanwhile, are at 166,862, with 685 more people succumbing to the virus in this period, and constitutes 1.30% of the overall caseload.
Meanwhile, PM Modi took his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine earlier today and has once again urged everyone to get inoculated as vaccination is “among the few ways to defeat the virus”. “If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon,” PM Modi tweeted after getting the second shot.