Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a review meeting with senior officials on the Covid-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination exercise in the country, government sources said on Saturday.
Senior officials from various ministries will attend the meeting scheduled for 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The meeting comes amid a huge increase in Covid-19 cases across the country with reports pouring in from many states of the shortage of hospital facilities and essentials like oxygen supplies.
The Prime Minister has held regular meetings with key ministers and officials to discuss the situation and take action to stem the pandemic.
A record one-day increase of 234,692 cases and 1,341 deaths brought the number of Covid-19 in India to 1.45,26,609 and the number of deaths from the viral disease to 1.75,649, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday. Health earlier.
The number of active coronavirus cases in the country has also passed the 16 lakh mark, ministry data updated at 8 a.m.
Recording a steady increase for the 38th consecutive day, the number of active Covid-19 cases climbed to 16.79,740 in the country, representing 11.56% of its total number of cases, while the national recovery rate of Covid-19 has dropped. at 87.23%.