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PM Modi calls a review meeting on Covid-19, vaccination situation | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a review meeting with senior officials on the Covid-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination exercise in the country, government sources said on Saturday.
Senior officials from various ministries will participate in the meeting scheduled for 8 pm on Saturday.
The meeting comes amid a huge spike in Covid-19 cases across the country with reports from many states about shortages of hospital facilities and essentials like oxygen supplies.
The prime minister has been meeting with top ministers and officials on a regular basis to discuss the situation and take action to curb the pandemic.
A record single-day increase of 2,34,692 cases and 1,341 deaths has brought India’s Covid-19 count to 1,45,26,609 and the death toll due to the viral disease to 1.75,649, the Ministry of Health said. Cheers earlier on Saturday.
The number of active coronavirus cases in the country also surpassed the 16 lakh mark, ministry data updated at 8 a.m. showed.
Registering a steady increase for the 38th consecutive day, the Covid-19 active case count has risen to 16,79,740 in the country, representing 11.56 percent of its total case burden, while the rate Covid-19 national recovery has decreased to 87.23 percent.

Times of India