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High-level review meeting as 6 states see spike in Covid cases in 24 hrs

Feb 27, 2021 16:27 IST | By Editorji News Desk

The six states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat -- have shown a surge in new cases in a span of 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Saturday. In the wake of the rising Covid infections in the states, the cabinet secretary will chair a high-level review meeting today with eight states and union territories exhibiting a surge.

The 8 states showing a surge are Telangana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal. On Saturday, 16,488 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day in India, while the death toll increased to 1,56,938 with 113 new fatalities.

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