Narendra Modi chairs high-level meet to review COVID-19 situation as cases surge

The meeting took place as India recorded 93,249 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise so far this year

Press Trust of India April 04, 2021 12:34:53 IST
Narendra Modi chairs high-level meet to review COVID-19 situation as cases surge

File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ANI

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination programme amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

Sources said top officials, including cabinet secretary, principal secretary to the prime minister, health secretary and NITI Aayog member Vinod Paul, attended the meeting.

India on Sunday recorded 93,249 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise so far this year, which took the total COVID-19 cases to 1,24,85,509, according to Union health ministry data.

This is the biggest daily rise in cases since September 19, when 93,337 fresh infections were recorded.

The death toll climbed to 1,64,623 on Sunday with 513 new fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

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