New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a high-level meeting to review Covid-19 related situation in the country as India recorded 93,249 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since September 2020, taking the total tally to 1,24,85,509.
All senior officers including Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Principal Secretary to PM P.K. Mishra, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, and Vinod Paul, NITI Aayog member and chairman of government's empowered group on Covid management attended the meeting.
The country has been recording an unabated spike in cases for over three weeks. Daily cases in the country peaked on September 16, 2020, with 97,894 people testing positive for the virus in a single day.
According to the Union Health Ministry reports, the active covid cases have now increased to 6,91,597 comprising 5.54 per cent of the total infections. The death toll climbed to 1,64,623 on Sunday with 513 new fatalities.
(with inputs from IANS)