Latest News Live Updates: PM Modi Holds High-Level Meet As COVID-19 Cases Rise In India

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Latest News LIVE Updates: All senior officers — including the Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Health Secretary are participating in the meeting.

Latest News Live Updates: PM Modi Holds High-Level Meet As COVID-19 Cases Rise In India

This is the biggest daily rise in cases since September 19, when 93,337 fresh infections were recorded.



New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a high-level meeting to review the Covid-related issues including the ongoing vaccination drive in the country as the infection is seeing a surge.  All senior officers — including the Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Health Secretary are participating in the meeting.

Over the last 24 hours, the country saw the biggest daily surge in Covid cases since mid-September, with 93,249 fresh infections, taking the tally to over 1.24 crore.

Meanwhile, India on Sunday recorded 93,249 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise so far this year, which took the total COVID-19 cases to 1,24,85,509, according to Union health ministry data.

This is the biggest daily rise in cases since September 19, when 93,337 fresh infections were recorded.

The death count climbed to 1,64,623 on Sunday with 513 new fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

Registering a steady increase for the 25th day in row, the active cases surged to 6,91,597, accounting for 5.54 per cent of the total infections.  The recovery rate further dropped to 93.14 per cent, the data stated.

The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12, comprising 1.25 per cent of the total infections.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 1,16,29,289, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.32 per cent, according to the data.

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Apr 04, 2021 11:46 (IST)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a high-level meeting to review the Covid-related issues including the ongoing vaccination drive in the country as the infection is seeing a surge.  All senior officers — including the Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, the Health Secretary are participating in the meeting. Read Here










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Apr 04, 2021 09:49 (IST)
India Records 93,249 New Infections, 513 Deaths In 24 Hours

India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,24,85,509 with 93,249 new infections, while the recoveries have surged to 1,16,29,289, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death count increased to 1,64,623 with 513 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. 










Apr 04, 2021 09:43 (IST)
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Apr 04, 2021 06:04 (IST)
Mumbai Reports Over 9,000 Coronavirus Cases In A Day For The First Time

Mumbai today reported more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases, which is the Maharashtra capital’s highest ever single-day spike. It also logged 27 deaths in the last 24 hours.
According to Mumbai’s municipal body, the Brihanmumbai Corporation or BMC, 9,090 people were tested positive for the virus in 24 hours. 5,322 were discharged, taking the total recovery count to 3,66,365. The recovery rate has slipped to 83 per cent.

The city currently has 62,187 active cases.










Apr 04, 2021 06:04 (IST)
Uttarakhand Announces Covid Vaccination For Journalists Of All Ages

Recognising journalists as among those who are working round-the-clock as frontline people amid the pandemic, the Uttarakhand government today announced vaccination for them, age no bar.
“Journalists have supported the fight against the pandemic as frontline workers for communication, spreading awareness and giving out correct information,” the Uttarakhand government said in a statement.

“Since the time the lockdown started and the country eased it gradually, even officers and employees of the information department have been constantly involved in communication and spreading awareness about correct information in tasks related to fighting COVID-19,” the government said.

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