India’s coronavirus cases rise to 8356, death toll at 273

Coronavirus cases in India has risen to 8356 with 273 fatalities. There are 7367 active cases and 715 have been cured/discharged, Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Maharashtra has highest number of cases – 1761, followed by Delhi – 1069, Tamil Nadu – 969 and Rajasthan – 700.

The virus has infected over 1.7 million people globally and led to more than 1 lakh deaths. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with the Chief Ministers of States and UTs through Video Conference and reviewed the current status and conveyed their collective resolve for the fight of COVID-19.

PM Modi categorically assured that India has adequate supplies of essential medicines and said that measures are being taken to ensure availability of protective gear and critical equipment for all front-line workers.

He also spoke about the need to curb Lockdown violations and ensure that social distancing is followed. 

Government of India in its continual efforts, following a graded response approach, is ensuring that there is no shortage of supplies of critical items which includes PPEs, N95 masks, testing kits, medicines and ventilators with each State across the country. Government has been ensuring ramping up of Dedicated COVID-19 hospitals at both Centre and State level to take care of COVID patients, according to official release.