Covid-19 cases in India were poised to cross 2.75 lakh on Tuesday, with the actual numbers remaining unclear as the Delhi government had not released the day’s data for the capital till past midnight. In the first nine days of June, fresh Covid-19 cases as well as deaths from the virus were already more than 50% of the corresponding figures in the whole of last month. June had so far seen nearly 84,000 new Covid-19 cases in the country whereas 1.5 lakh infections were reported in May. Likewise, more than 2,300 deaths had been reported thus far in June. In May, 4,251 fatalities were recorded.