New Delhi: India reported 3,11,170 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 2.46 crore. The daily fatalities due to Covid-19 reached at 4,077. The toll now stands at 2,70,284, while active cases stand at 26.18 lakh.
This is for the seventh consecutive day that India has recorded a rise of less than 4,00,000 daily cases.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to take stock of the country’s Covid-19 situation on Saturday. Following reports of ventilators lying unutilised, Modi called for an immediate audit of those provided to the states by the Central government. He also said that states should be transparent while reporting their cases as high numbers does not mean that they have not done enough to contain the virus.