After weeks of relief, India is yet again witnessing an uptick in daily Covid numbers

India has reported 2,527 new Covid cases, 1,656 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the Union government said on today.

The active Coronavirus cases in the country currently stands at 15,079. 33 new Covid-related deaths increased the total death count to 5,22,149.

Delhi reported 1,042 fresh Covid cases yesterday, the highest since February 10, with a positivity rate of 4.64 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Delhi government said yesterday that people must wear mask in public places

And that those those found in violation of the rule will be fined ₹ 500. Those travelling in private cars, however, do not need to wear mask.

Meanwhile, with 25 more IIT-Madras students testing positive for the virus today, the tally at the institute reached 55.

Delhi's R-value this week was recorded at 2.1, meaning every infected person is infecting two others.