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India reports a record 131,968 new coronavirus infections

reported 131,968 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, a record increase for a third straight day, data from the health ministry showed.

Agencies and A News WORLD
Published April 09,2021
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to get vaccinated, writing in a tweet: “Vaccination is among the few ways we have to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon.” (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Deaths rose by 780 to a total of 167,642.

With an overall tally at 13.06 million, India's overall caseload was the third-highest globally, behind the United States and Brazil.