New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high level virtual meeting on 23rd September with Chief Ministers & Health Ministers of seven States/UT – badly hit by the pandemic, to review COVID response and management. The meeting comes as most of the states in the country have been witnessing an alarming rise in the number of Covid cases over the last few weeks.
According to the Government sources, These States/UT are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, UP, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab, which are the worst affected in the country as of now.
On Tuesday Bulletin, India recorded 75,083 fresh infections in a day, took the total number of coronavirus cases reached to 55,62,664 in India which includes 9,75,861 people who are undergoing treatment and nearly 45 lakh recovered from the virus.
The health ministry data showed the country’s recovery rate now stands at 80.86 per cent.
India- the second worst coronavirus hit country in the world after the United States – also recorded 1,053 deaths in a day, taking its total count to 88,935.
Modi’s last COVID-19 review meeting was on August 11 with chief ministers and representatives of 10 most-affected states, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi said in the meeting, India will win against the pandemic if 10 worst-affected states defeat the virus.