Corona Virus Pandemic India reported atleast 387 new cases with 11 deaths in last 24 hours
India on Wednesday reported at least 387 new cases with at least 11 deaths. The number of recovered patients increased from 153 to 159. With over 300 cases reported in a day, it is the largest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases for India.
Authorities attributed the big spike in the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases largely to the Tablighi Jamaat, an orthodox Muslim society set up nearly 100 years ago by Deobandi Islamic scholar Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Khandhalawi as a religious reform movement and to spread the faith.
The latest Union Health Ministry update put the nationwide tally of the confirmed COVID-19 cases at 1,637 after 376 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours and the death count at 38. But figures announced by different states and union territories totaled 1,998 with at least 58 deaths.
The ministry officials said cases have increased largely due to Tablighi Jamaat congregation, which took place in mid-March, and therefore technically it does not show a national trend. They urged people to follow guidelines during the lockdown period and avoid congregations, including religious gatherings.
Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi were among the places to report a large number of new cases.