COVID-19 third wave in August, peak in October : IIT Hyderabad Research

COVID-19 third wave in August, peak in October : IIT Hyderabad Research
COVID-19 third wave in August, peak in October : IIT Hyderabad Research

Kerala Health Minister said a few days back that the second wave has not gone yet from the state and in the wake of his comments, now some experts have claimed that the third wave of coronavirus is all set to come in India in the ongoing month and the peak of it will be seen around October.

The Bloomberg report cited leading researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad and Kanpur, namely Mathukumalli Vidyasagar and Manindra Agrawal, who said that India may see the third wave as early as August; they said that the daily cases of coronavirus may rise up to 1 lakh per day in best case scenario and up to 1.5 lakh cases per day in the worst-case scenario. According to a report in Hindustan Times, this surge in COVID-19 cases will push the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which may peak in October. But the third wave may not be as severe as the second wave which comes as some kind of relief to the people who are still yet to recover from the after affects of deadly second wave.

Earlier in May, the professor at IIT Hyderabad, Vidyasagar, based on the mathematical model, had said the nation’s coronavirus outbreak could peak in the coming days. “Our predictions are that the peak will come within a few days. As per current projections, we should hit 20,000 cases per day by the end of June. We will revise this as needed,” the Hindustan Times reported quoted Vidyasagar as saying in an email.

India now has been recording an average of more than 40,000 daily coronavirus cases for the past one week which are on the raise gradually.

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