As the number of Covid-19 cases have surged to 1,251 and saw single sharpest increase by 227 cases. India is speeding up to make 10 hotspots for Covid-19 testing where unusual local transmission of disease is seen. The placed identified- Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin — are in Delhi, the others being Noida, Meerut, Bhilwara, Ahmedabad, Kasaragod, Pathanamthita, Mumbai and Pune. In the last 24 hours six deaths have been reported. A source in the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme said that normally any area is considered, where there are more than 10 cases as a cluster. Places, where there are several clusters, are treated as hotspots. Sometimes the cases are localised also. A senior official in the Health Ministry confirmed about stepping up testing in the hotspots. But testing will be done only as per testing protocol.