Cases up 17% after 2 weeks of fall on Maharashtra, Kerala spike

Driven by a spike in Maharashtra and most of the southern states, fresh Covid-19 cases in the country rose by at least 17% in the week ending Sunday, reversing the trend of falling numbers over the previous two weeks. India was likely to record over 17,000 new cases in the week (May 23-29) – after all states report their data for Sunday by Monday morning – up from just over 14,500 in the previous seven days.