Coronavirus likely to peak in India in June and July: AIIMS Director raises alarm
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director, in a worrying statement said that the deadly coronavirus, which has already afflicted more than 50,000 people in the country, is yet to establish its peak in the country as it has not reached its peak till now. The alarming statement from AIIMS Director came amid the efforts of the government to frame the guidelines to lift the nation-wide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“According to modeling data and the way our cases are increasing, it is likely that peak can come in June and July. But there are many variables and with time only we will know how much they are effective and the effect of extending the lockdown,” Dr Guleria was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
Though the efforts to combat the situation have been ramped up with in-house production of (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment kits and countrywide practices to produce, procure and manufacture the vaccine in development all over the world, but the efforts have seen the new challenges as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise since last week.
For the context, it took just nine days (April 28 to Match 7) for the country to cross total cases from 30,000 to 50,000. Before that it had taken twenty-four days (March 29 to April 22) for cases to reach 20,000 from 1,000.
The total number of coronavirus is about to touch the grim milestone of 53,000 cases with close to 1,800 fatalities in total. The number of active cases are little above 35,000 across the country.
Maharashtra with almost 17,000 cases, Gujarat with more than 6,500 cases and Delhi with more than 5,500 cases are the three most COVID affected states accounting for more than half of India’s total Covid-19 cases.
In an attempt to put lives over livelihoods, the central and state governments across the nation are investing on the lockdown and social distancing measures to limit the COVID count, with tremendous economic repercussions.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma