The worst fears might just come true, sooner than anticipated. A study conducted by IIT researchers has predicted arrival of Covid19 third wave this month itself. The third wave of Covid-19 is likely to hit India in the month of August, the study reveals. According to the findings, the daily infection tally may range between 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh in the country during Wave-3. This is however far less than the second wave which saw more than 4 lakh cases daily over a period.
This study was conducted by Mathukumalli Vidyasagar and Manindra Agrawal at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad and Kanpur. The research also forecast that the third wave may peak in the month of October this year. Speaking to media, Mathukumalli Vidyasagar said that the states with high COVID-19 cases such as Kerala and Maharashtra could 'skew the picture'.
Currently, India is reporting nearly 40,000 daily COVID cases with Kerala being the biggest contributor to the tally. On Monday, India reported 40,134 cases of COVID-19. The central government has cautioned 10 critical states, asking them to take strict measures to curb the rising COVID infections.
Published: Dipti Ranjan Das
Last updated: 03 August 2021, 10:30 AM IST
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