The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country witnessed the highest spike ever on Wednesday, according to health ministry data.
The tally rose by 437 to 1,834 cases, according to the latest update given on Wednesday night. There have been 41 deaths so far in the country.
On Tuesday night, the tally stood at 1,397. The highest number of confirmed cases of the pandemic was reported from Maharashtra at 302 followed by Kerala with 241 infections and Tamil Nadu at 234 so far.
The number of cases in Delhi has gone up to 152.
Uttar Pradesh has reported 103 positive cases so far, while the cases in Karnataka have risen to 101 and in Telangana to 96. Rajasthan has reported 93 cases, Andhra Pradesh 83, Gujarat 82 , Jammu and Kashmir 62 while Madhya Pradesh has 66 positive patients so far.
Punjab has reported 42 cases, while 43 COVID-19 cases have been detected in Haryana.
The number of cases have risen to 37 in West Bengal. Bihar has 23 while Chandigarh has 16 and Ladakh has reported 13 cases.
Ten cases have been reported from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Chhattisgarh has nine positive patients while Uttarakhand has reported seven cases so far.
Goa has reported five coronavirus cases. Odisha has four cases each while Puducherry and Himachal Pradesh have reported three cases each. Assam, Jharkhand, Puducherry, Mizoram and Manipur have reported a case each.
Around 1,800 people in Delhi connected with the Tablighi Jamaat congregation have been shifted to nine quarantine centres and hospitals, said Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal.
Agarwal informed reporters that the Indian railways is preparing to set up 3.2 lakh isolation and quarantine beds by modifying 20,000 train coaches. Modification of 5,000 coaches for the purpose has already begun, he said.
With inputs from PTI