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
Sources said top officials, including cabinet secretary, principal secretary to the prime minister, health secretary and NITI Aayog member Vinod Paul, attended the meeting.
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.
In his letter to the prime minister, the Congress leader also demanded an immediate moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine exports
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The growth rate of COVID-19 has increased to 1.79 percent, while the case doubling rate has dropped to 38 days, BMC said
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