PM Modi to Hold Virtual Meeting with All CMs on Wednesday Amid Rapid Rise in Covid-19 Cases

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a video conference with all chief ministers on the prevailing COVID-19 situation and vaccine drive on Wednesday. The virtual meeting, to be held at 12.30pm on March 17, comes in the wake of a rapid rise in coronavirus cases in several states.

On Monday, India registered 26,291 cases, a 8.700 rise in active cases. This is also the highest single-day spike in 85 days. The number of deaths due to the pandemic increased to 1,58,725 with 118 more fatalities being recorded in 24 hours.

As many as 24 states and Union territories reported rise in active cases, with Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab and Karnataka registering maximum number of cases at 16,600, 1,800, 1,500 and 934 new cases, respectively.