Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting on Wednesday to review the Covid situation amid the rise in cases in the country and also took stock of public health preparedness, officials said.
India has recorded 1,134 new coronavirus cases, while the active cases increased to 7,026, reports NDTV quoting Union Health Ministry data updated.
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 data updated at 8am stated.
The daily positivity was recorded at 1.09 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegged at 0.98 per cent.