India reports spike in Covid-19 daily cases, tally crosses 57 lakh
New Delhi/IBNS: India, which has approximately 1.3 billion people, reported a spike in the daily cases of Covid-19 for the second consecutive day pushing the overall tally of infections to beyond 57 lakh.
In 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, the country has reported 86,508 cases while 1,129 people infected with the virus succumbed to the disease in the same period.
The Covid-19 toll has now touched 91,149.
In the last 24 hours, 87,374 Covid-19 patients were discharged from various medical facilities from across the vast country with a poor health infrastructure.
9,66,382 Covid-19 patients are still under medical supervision.
In a dip in the daily cases after weeks, India on Tuesday reported little over 75,000 cases but registered more than 83,000 on the following day.
PM Modi interacting with 7 CMs (Image Credit: UNI)
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday interacted with Chief Ministers of seven states via video conferencing where he emphasized the need to increase focus on "effective testing, tracing, treatment and surveillance" to bring the Coronavirus outbreak in the country under control.
The states that attended the meeting include Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab, which are contributing maximum cases of the contagion daily.
Addressing the CMs of these states, Modi said, "I urge the honourable Chief Ministers to conduct a programme to interact with the people at tehsil-level or block-level to create awareness on safety protocols related to coronavirus. This can be done continuously for 7 days. Am sure this will help our messages reach the bottom-most tier of the population."