New Delhi: On September 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with the chief ministers and health ministers of seven states reporting the highest number of coronavirus cases.

The seven states are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab.

The meeting comes at a time when the country recorded more than one lakh coronavirus recoveries in a single day over the last 24 hours.

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India's COVID-19 infection tally crossed the 55-lakh mark on Tuesday, while a record 1,01,468 patients recovered in a day, taking their number to 44,97,867 and pushing the recovery rate to 80.86%, the Union health ministry data showed.

The coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 55,62,663, with 75,083 new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, while the death toll climbed to 88,935 as the virus claimed 1,053 more lives during the same period, according to the data updated at 8 am.