He also said that the Delhi government has sought the Centre's help in ensuring adequate beds and supply of oxygen for COVID-19 patients.
The previous highest surge was recorded last year on June 20 when the country reported 6,825 infections and 153 deaths.
Suppliers were being contacted constantly, but the vehicle did not reach till late night, due to which the pressure of oxygen supplied to the patients was reduced, an official said.
As per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Only Maharashtra has sent the requisition to Indian Railways and Railways have allocated these coaches to the state.
Production of Remdesivir for 1,50,000 vials has started today and in the next 15 days, the production of Remedesivir will be doubled and 3 lakhs vials per day will be available in the market daily.
162 pressure swing adsorption plants sanctioned to augment medical oxygen, says government amid COVID crisis
The Health Ministry further informed that in addition to 162 plants already sanctioned, the states have requested Centre for more than 100 such additional plants which are also being sanctioned.
Tikait also expressed his gratitude to Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij who had said last week that he will soon write a letter to the Union Agriculture Minister.
Delhi recorded 24,375 Coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began ravaging countries, and a record number of 167 deaths.
The number of active cases in the region has also increased to 1,671, they said quoting a bulletin issued by the Directorate of Health Services, Ladakh.
Besides being highly susceptible to the virus, their old age has also made it difficult for them to commute and socialise, adding to their loneliness and anxiety.
The ongoing Kumbh Mela has been at the centre of controversy amid fears that it could be a superspreader event with lakhs of devotees attending the event amid the COVID-19 second wave.
The Congress leader also urged "all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies under the current circumstances."
Officials have been directed to conduct safety check at all coronavirus hospitals in the city.
The revised dates will be announced later on and at least 15 days before the examination, the order isuued by the National Testing Agency said on Sunday.
COVID: India records highest single-day rise of 2,61,500 cases, 1,501 deaths; PM to review Varanasi situation
The active cases stand at 18,01,316, comprising 12.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86.62 per cent, the Health Ministry said.