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COVID 3rd Wave to Hit India from September: NITI Aayog

According to the NITI Aayog, COVID-19 third wave would attack the country from September which impact would be more devastating than its first two waves.

COVID 3rd Wave to Hit India from September: NITI Aayog

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: The Indian Government think tank NITI Aayog has, reportedly, warned that one more COVID-19 wave would hit the country this year.

According to the NITI Aayog, COVID-19 third wave would attack the country from September which impact would be more devastating than its first two waves.

"Around 23 percent of the total infected persons may have to be hospitalized. The severity of the infection would increase. It is feared that the infection rate may increase from October," a report said based on the NITI Aayog's observation.

The NITI Aayog has also alerted that the COVID-19 third wave may infect children more than the adult population.

Meanwhile, the Union government has served notice to keep at least 2 lakh ICU beds for treatment of the COVID-19 patients across the country.

The COVID-19 vaccination is going on in the country. Many have already been administered its booster doses. The COVID-19 second wave badly hit the country which also brought to light the actual state of India's public health sector.

How many daily Covid cases can be expected in third wave?

The panel citing a recent study said India can witness "6 lakh cases per day in the third wave" if the vaccination rate does not improve in the country.

It said, "According to a recent study done by professors and alumni from Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) in collaboration with Nirma University, the vaccination rate of India is currently at 3.2 percent. It stated that if the vaccination rate does not improve, India can witness 6 lakh cases per day in the next (third) wave." the report said.


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