India is on a mission to speed up its vaccination drive as the country battles the 2nd wave of Coronavirus. As per the Union Health Ministry, over 1,68,912 new Covid-19 cases have been registered in the past 24-hours, taking the number of active cases to 1,35,27,717. The number of deaths reported in the last 24-hours was 904 which takes the Covid-19 death toll to 1,70,179.

Since last week, India has been reporting over 1-Lakh Coronavirus cases every day, today’s spike in the cases is the highest until now. The states where the cases are increasing at an alarming rate are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kerala.  63,294 new Covid-19 infections have been reported by the state of Maharashtra in the past 24-hours while Uttar Pradesh reported 12,748 new infections.

The number of samples tested for Coronavirus on Sunday was 11,80,136 and India has administered 10,45,28,565 Covid-19 vaccine doses in the country. As the 2nd wave rages, India has also stepped up its vaccination drive by kicking off the “Tike Utsav” where the ongoing vaccination drive has been expanded. 1,21,56,529 people in India has also recovered from Covid-19 meetings are being held by top leaders to discuss ways to curb the spread.

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Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday appealed to people to raise their voice for ‘Vaccination for all’. He wrote in a tweet that the country needed vaccines against coronavirus and he asked people to raise their voice for this. He added that everyone had the right to have a safe life. “Speak up for vaccination for all,” added Rahul Gandhi.

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