India’s Covid Surge: PM Modi to interact with CMs to discuss current situation, vaccination strategy


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has scheduled a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all states to discuss the recent surge in coronavirus cases. The Prime minister will also address vaccination related issues.

The meeting is all set to be held via video conferencing. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is also set to chair a meeting with health ministers of 11 states and union territories. Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have accounted for 81.9% of the 1,03,558 new infections.

Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and Punjab cumulatively account for 75.88% of total active cases in India.
India became the second country, following US, to report 100,000 fresh infections in a day. India’s cases of new infections increased many manifolds when authorities removed restrictions and people stopped wearing masks and follow social distancing.

However, India still has one of the lowest fatality rates. Recent upsurge has seen 478 deaths and the total count has reached to 165,101.