COVID-19 third wave likely in August, peak in October: Experts

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New Delhi : Only a few days back, Kerala Health Minister said that the second wave has not gone yet from the state and 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.

Meanwhile, researchers have also maintained that the third wave will not be as ghastly as the second wave in the nation. The predictions have been done by the researchers according to a mathematical model.

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.

Recently, the medical experts had warned that the Delta variant of coronavirus can be transmitted via vaccinated people, which can fuel the surge of coronavirus cases.

India has been recording an average of more than 40,000 daily coronavirus cases for the past one week.