On the issue of increase in the number of containment zones in the national capital, he said, "Now more than 500 cases are coming, because of that the containment zones have increase

On being asked about the preparation as COVID-19 cases are surging, the Minister said that the government has sufficient beds for patients and is further increasing them.

"87 police personnel of the state found COVID-19 positive in last 24 hours taking the total number of affected personnel to 1,758," the police said.

Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state with 47,190 COVID-19 cases. It is followed by Tamil Nadu (15,512), Gujarat (13,664), and Delhi (12,910).

"BSF has recorded 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. All of them are under treatment in designated COVID-19 health care hospitals," read an official statement released by the BSF.

In its revised advisory, IMCR has approved the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a preventive therapy against Coronavirus to asymptomatic health workers and asymptomatic frontline workers.

591 Covid-19 cases & no deaths reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the national capital rises to 12910, including 6412 active cases

India on Saturday witnessed the biggest ever spike of 6,654 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,25,101, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

As many as 137 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,720. Out of the total number of cases, 69,597 are active and 51,784 have been cured/discharged or have migrated.