India reported 275 new Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday, the foremost this year, as a second surge in cases fills up hospital beds in states like Maharashtra. Infections rose by 47,262 within the past 24 hours, the very best since early November, to a complete of 11.7 million. Stay here for all live updates

Amid the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government has ordered District Magistrates (DMs) to strict enforcement of Covid-appropriate behaviour in the city, especially in crowded places. In its latest order, the Delhi government has termed weekly markets, cinema halls, malls, metros, and religious places and other such areas as ‘Super Spreaders’. “There has been a steady increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the last 15 days, but people are not following the Covid-19 norms,” the government said in its order. All the DMs have been ordered to personally monitor the adherence of the government’s SOP in all ‘Super Spreader’ areas and especially focus on areas with lower sero surveillance.