Director of the Institute of Medical Sciences of India, one of the official health institutions, Dr Randeep Guleria, has stated that his country may be affected by a third wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) much earlier than expected due to the violation of people. Sanitary rules in the country.
In a report by Guleria, and published in The Strait Times of Singapore, it was reported that the number of cases, which has been on a downward trend in recent days, could rise again in India between the next 12-16 weeks.
Guleria also warned that the third wave of COVID-19 could reach the country in at least 6 or 8 weeks.
The expert noted that the highly contagious delta variant is believed to be responsible for the “second wave” that has claimed many lives in India, adding that this variant still poses a significant risk to the population that has not yet been vaccinated.
According to the statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Health, during the past 24 hours, 58,419 new cases of the virus were discovered, while 1,576 people died from it.
This brings the number of daily cases to the lowest level in the last 75 days.
The number of cases exceeded 100 thousand on April 4, 200 thousand on April 15, 300 thousand on April 21, and more than 400 thousand on April 30.
The total number of cases in the country rose to 2,993,497, and the total number of deaths to 388,136.
The number of recoveries exceeded the number of new cases
In the last 24 hours, 87,619 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in India. The number of recoveries has outpaced the number of new cases by more than a month, and the burden of the pandemic on India’s healthcare system has been partially relieved. On the other hand, 729,243 patients continue their treatment.
So far, more than 276,693,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in India since the vaccination campaign began on January 16.
According to Worldometers, a benchmark platform on which COVID-19 data is collected, India stands out as the second country with the most cases in the world and the third with the highest number of deaths.
* Camilo Hernandez contributed to this note.