May 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to the chief ministers of Manipur, Sikkim, and Tripura on the COVID-19 situation in their states, government sources said.

Along with Manipur, Sikkim and Tripura, Modi had on Thursday spoken to the chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Telangana besides the lieutenant governors of Jammu & Kashmir and Puducherry in this regard.

The prime minister’s interaction with chief ministers is part of his exercise to deal with the pandemic situation.

With a record 4,14,188 new coronavirus cases being reported in a day, India’s infection tally climbed to 2,14,91,598, while the active case count crossed the 36-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll from the pandemic has increased to 2,34,083 with 3,915 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.