More than 28,600 cases of the coronavirus disease, another record jump, and 551 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, which have pushed India’s tally past 8.49 lakh on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry.
The surge in numbers comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in the country.
The Prime Minister cautioned that there was no room for complacency in the battle against the pandemic as he appreciated the efforts of the Centre and Delhi government in containing the Covid-19 outbreak in the Capital.
“Priority is close monitoring and guiding the containment works in regions where the infection rate is high,” the Prime Minister tweeted after the meeting.
Had an extensive meeting to review the COVID-19 situation across the nation. Took stock of the ongoing efforts to contain the infection. Priority is close monitoring and guiding the containment works in regions where the infection rate is high. https://t.co/iOLuK2IJF6— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 11, 2020
There were 28,637 Covid-19 cases between Saturday and Sunday morning and India’s infection tally is now at 849,553.
The recovered cases once again outnumbered the active cases of the coronavirus disease by 242,362 on Sunday, bringing the tally to 534,620. The recovery rate has further improved to 62.92% with the widening gap.