PM Modi’s review meeting comes as the nationwide coronavirus tally has skyrocketed, with 1,59,632 new cases reported alone in the last 24 hours.
At 4.30 p.m. on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over a review meeting of the Covid-19 pandemic situation across the country.
The review meeting comes amid a tremendous increase in the number of coronavirus cases across the country, with 1,59,632 new cases reported in the last 24 hours alone.
The active caseload is currently at 5,90,611, with a daily positivity of 10.21%.
The fast-spreading Omicron variant, which is thought to be driving the latest resurgence in cases in India and around the world, has been detected in 27 states across the country, totaling 3,623 cases.
The PM Modi had asked senior officials to maintain a high level of vigilance and alertness during his last pandemic review meeting on December 23, last year. At the time, the country was facing a daily spike of slightly more than 7,000 Covid cases. “In light of the new variant (Omicron), we should be’satark’ (alert) and’saavdhan’ (take precaution),” the PM Modi had said, emphasizing the importance of maintaining Covid-appropriate behavior.
Meanwhile, dates for a seven-phased election in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur have been announced. Between February 10 and March 7, roughly one-fifth of India’s population will vote. In the face of the raging pandemic, the Election Commission has imposed a rally ban until January 15.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the most recent figures were the highest in 224 days. According to the ministry, on May 29, last year, India recorded 1,65,553 infections in a single day, and the national Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 96.98%.
Delhi and Maharashtra remained the top contributors, with both recording over 20,000 coronavirus cases per day as of the most recent available figures. Both locations have experienced a rapid resurgence of the pandemic in a brief period of time.
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