India Records 1,26,000 Plus COVID-19 Cases, Desperate Queues In Cities For Remdesivir

INDIA Team Latestly|

India posted 1,26,789 fresh Covid-19 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. 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 & Brazil. PM Narendra Modi took the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Delhi’s AIIMS. In parts of Maharashtra, the country's worst-hit state, vaccination was halted, reportedly because doses were unavailable. Satara and Panvel are among the districts that paused vaccinations. Pune shut over 100 vaccination centres because of shortage, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule tweeted. Meanwhile, with hospitals running out of their stock of remdesivir injections, long queues were seen outside pharmacies in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, with relatives of Covid-19 affected critical patients making desperate attempts to procure the drug. Remdesivir is one of the most sought after experimental drugs for the treatment of Covid-19 patients and part of the country’s treatment protocol.

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