Britain's 94 year-old Queen Elizabeth, who last month had her first COVID-19 vaccination dose, has encouraged the public to follow suit, saying it did not hurt and those who were wary should think of others.
On February 26, total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,10,63,491. The country reported 16,577 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and active cases stand at 1,55,986 . With new 12,179 discharges, total number reached to 1,07,50,680. 120 deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking cumulative toll to 1,56,825. 1,34,72,643 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across India. According to ICMR, total number of samples tested up to Feb 25 is 21,46,61,465 including 8,31,807 samples tested yesterday.