NEW DELHI: As India is yet to reach its peak of the second wave of COVID-19, a mathematical study conducted by the IIT Kanpur scientists predicted that India may face the third wave of COVID-19 infections in October 2021.
According to reports, IIT Kanpur scientists used the mathematical model formula to conduct the study and claim that the COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra has already peaked and will begin to see a decline in cases while Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, and West Bengal are currently at peak and will start receding soon.
The study further suggests that Uttar Pradesh may report up to 35,000 daily cases, in Delhi up to 30,000 daily cases, 11,000 in West Bengal, 10,000 in Rajasthan, and 9000 per day in Bihar, at the highest peak in each respective state.
Notably, IIT-Kanpur Professor Maninder Agarwal has also predicted that the second wave of COVID-19 will end in July.
After analyzing COVID-19 data collected from the study, it was found that a third wave may start from October. However, the impact of this third wave cannot be predicted.
The central government on Sunday issued an advisory on mucormycosis, a fungal infection being found in COVID-19 patients with uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay. The fungal infection mainly affects people who are on medication that reduces their ability to fight environmental pathogens, the government said.
Meanwhile, in the last 24 hours, 14,74,606 samples were tested, as per the Health Ministry data, nearly 4 lakh samples fewer than 18,65,428 samples tested in the previous 24 hours. In Maharashtra, the state with the highest caseload, daily infections dropped below 50,000 for the first time in a month.
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