Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan to hold a virtual meet on Thursday in view of rising COVID cases in Kerala and Maharashtra. Both the states’ Chief Secretary and senior officers will be present to discuss prevailing situation and containment efforts in these two states. Kerala registered 31,445 fresh cases of coronavirus and 215 deaths yesterday. The last time the state crossed the 30,000 mark was on May 20 when it logged 30,491 Covid-19 cases. After a gap of five days, Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra again breached the 5,000-mark on yesterday with the state recording 5,031 fresh cases and 216 infection-related deaths.