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PM Modi holds high-level review meet amid uptick in Covid-19 cases

Amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-level meeting on Wednesday to review the situation and public health preparedness, officials said.

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India has recorded 1,134 new coronavirus cases, while the active cases increased to 7,026, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll 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 8 am stated.

The daily positivity was recorded at 1.09 per cent while the weekly positivity was pegged at 0.98 per cent.The death toll climbed to 5,30,813 with five deaths reported in the past 24 hours. The deaths were reported from Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, and Maharashtra while one fatality was reconciled by Kerala, the data updated by the Union Health Ministry showed.

Meanwhile, the Kerala government has sounded alert to all districts, owing to a slight increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, as the state reported 172 cases on Tuesday. Health Minister Veena George said that Thiruvananthapuram and Ernakulam districts have more cases. ”

“There are a total of 1,026 active cases of COVID-19 and 111 people are under treatment in hospitals. All districts have been alerted,” the minister said.

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