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PM Modi will interact with DMs from 100 districts with a high burden of Covid-19 cases | India News

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with district magistrates from 100 districts with a large number of Covid-19 infections in two meetings on May 18 and 20, government sources said Thursday.
While DMs from 46 districts from nine states will be part of the first meeting, those from 54 districts from 10 states will attend the second meeting, they said, adding that the respective senior ministers will be present at these interactions.
This will be the first such interaction the prime minister will have with top administrative officials at the district level on the Covid-19 situation.
So far, he has held a series of meetings with chief ministers from across the country and also, in some cases, from states with a large number of cases on the pandemic situation since its first outbreak in 2020.
According to the latest data from the Union Ministry of Health, only ten states account for more than 72 percent of new Covid-19 cases reported within 24 hours and these include Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil. Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan.
Additionally, only ten states account for 74.30 percent of new deaths.
India added 3.62,727 new coronavirus infections in one day, bringing the Covid-19 case count to 2,37,03,665, while the death toll rose to 2,58,317 with 4,120 daily deaths, according to the data. from the Union Ministry of Health updated on Thursday. .

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