Ground Report | New Delhi: Third wave of Covid expected this month; An estimated third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hit India in August, reaching its peak in October, when the country is expected to report less than 1,00,000 infections daily in the best-case scenario. Or about 1 50,000 in a pessimistic scenario, according to one study.
A research team led by Professors Mathukumalli Vidyasagar and Manindra Agarwal at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Hyderabad and Kanpur said the rise in coronavirus cases would trigger the third wave.
Research led by Mathukumalli Vidyasagar and Manindra Agarwal at IITs in Hyderabad and Kanpur claims that the peak of the third wave may occur in October. According to a Bloomberg report, Vidyasagar told in an email that due to states like Kerala and Maharashtra, the situation may become serious again. However, it is also expected that the third wave of Covid-19 will not be as deadly as the second wave this year.
Third wave of Covid expected this month
Earlier also Professor Vidyasagar of IIT Hyderabad had told that the outbreak of Covid in India may peak in a few days based on the mathematical model. According to Bloomberg, Vidyasagar had told at that time, ‘We believe that the peak will come within a few days. According to current estimates, 20,000 cases can be registered daily by the end of June.
Coronavirus cases are increasing once again in the country. On July 31, 41,649 new Covid cases were registered. The Center has said that infection is increasing in ten states of the country and stressed the need to impose strict restrictions in districts with more than 10 percent positivity rate. Along with this, the Center has asked the states to increase Covid testing in people in the age group of 60+ and 45-60.
The central government said that the evidence shows that 80 percent of the deaths occur in these age groups. These instructions of the Center have come amid growing concern over the third wave of Covid.