PM Modi chairs crucial meet as India reports biggest 1-day spike in COVID cases since September
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With India reporting its biggest single-day spike in coronavirus cases since mid-September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a high-level meet to review the situation in the country. The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to the PM, Health Secretary, Dr Vinod Paul, reported news agency ANI quoting sources.
PM Modi has consistently reviewing the coronavirus situation in the country since the beginning of the pandemic. The Prime Minister has also held several meetings with chief ministers and representatives of all states and union territories (UTs) and highlighted the laxity shown by people is the main surge behind the rise in coronavirus cases in India.
India reports over 93,000 coronavirus cases
India on Sunday reported 93,249 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise since September 19, taking the total caseload past 1.24 crore. The death toll also crossed the 1.64 lakh mark after the country reported over 500 fresh fatalities.
Maharashtra continues to be the highest contributor both in terms of fresh cases and fatalities. The state has reported nearly 50,000 cases and over 270 deaths during the last 24 hours, causing a panic among the state government.
Other states like Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala Delhi and Haryana have also reported a spike in coronavirus cases since the beginning of February.
'Laxity shown by people main cause behind surge in cases'
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that the COVID-19 situation in 11 states and UTs is a 'matter of serious concern', highlighting that the laxity shown by people is the main cause behind the surge in cases.
On Friday, it had also written a letter to all states and UTs and stressed on the mantra of "testing, tracking and isolating" to control the spread of the infection in the country.
"States and UTs were advised to take up immediate and high effective measures to ensure containment of active cases and daily deaths through adherence to the standard clinical management protocol shared earlier with all states and UTs," said the government in a release.
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