New Delhi: New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting on March 22 to review the Covid situation amid rise in cases in the country and also took stock of the public health preparedness, officials said.
India has recorded 1,134 new coronavirus cases, while the active cases increased to 7,026, according to the recent Union Health Ministry data update. The death count climbed to 5,30,813 with five deaths. One death each has been reported by Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat and Maharashtra while one fatality was reconciled by Kerala, the recent data stated.
The daily positivity was recorded at 1.09 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegged at 0.98 per cent.
The Union health ministry last week wrote to six states that were reporting a rise in Covid cases, suggesting that a possible localized spread of coronavirus could be causing the increase in cases.
“There are a few states which are reporting higher numbers of cases indicating possible localised spread of infection, and there is a need to follow a risk assessment based approach to prevent and contain the infection,” said Union health secretary, Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.