Covid-19 3rd Wave: According to State Panel Expert, Mumbai To See Third Wave Very Soon

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  • MUMBAI: Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that it is completely false that Covid-19 Cases in Mumbai are reducing

3rd Wave in INDIA? Covid-19 Positive are rising day by day and according to Health Department, India may see a huge spike of Covid-19 and Omicron cases between January end to early February. Positive cases are equally rising in rural areas as well, he added.

The third wave of the Covid-19 epidemic has begun, according to a member of the Maharashtra Covid Task Force. Dr. Rahul Pandit, a task force member, believes it is “logical” to believe that the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has begun in some clusters in Delhi and Mumbai. Initial trends and statistics on genome sequencing are still being awaited, according to Dr. Rahul Pandit, but the Covid-19 wave appears to have resurfaced in India.

On Wednesday, more than 2.3 lakh new cases of coronavirus infections were reported across the country, a significant increase over the previous few days, showing that it is still too early to draw any conclusions from the apparent recent slowdown in cities like Mumbai and Delhi.

More than 2.3 lakh new cases of coronavirus infections were reported across the country on Wednesday, up significantly from the previous several days, indicating that it is still too early to draw any inferences from the apparent recent slowdown in places such as Mumbai and Delhi.

The significant drop in new cases in Mumbai over the last five days had raised optimism that the city had already reached the third wave’s peak. Part of it was attributable to the weekend testing slump, but the decreasing trend had persisted until Tuesday. Mumbai reported 11,647 new cases on Tuesday, compared to over 21,000 new cases on Friday, an all-time high. On Wednesday, though, there was a significant increase, with 16,420 instances detected.

After a dramatic increase in cases in the first week of this month, Delhi, the first city to witness the surge in the third wave, appeared to be slowing down.

On Wednesday, though, the city recorded more than 27,000 instances, close to the all-time high of 28,395, set during the second wave.

Maharashtra, the state with the highest number of cases, is in a similar scenario. The state reported more than 40,000 cases on January 7, but the number hasn’t risen considerably since then, owing to a drop in Mumbai. Maharashtra, on the other hand, recorded around 46,000 cases on Wednesday, the most in the current wave.

At the national level, there has been a slowdown in the last five days, with the increase in daily cases not being as quick as it was in the first week of January. New cases are increasing at a considerably slower rate than the seven-day moving average (see chart). The daily case count increased from less than 10,000 to over a lakh in just eight days. It has risen from 1.40 lakh to 1.95 lakh in the last five days.

This, however, could alter at any time. On Wednesday, there was a significant increase in the number of cases. The case count has already surpassed 2.3 lakh, with ten smaller states and Union Territories remaining to report their numbers.

Some states are just getting started likely to be demo version of 3rd wave.

While certain states, such as Maharashtra and West Bengal, were among the first to enter the third wave, others are only now beginning to notice a boom in their populations. This includes huge states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which have the potential to record in large numbers of illnesses due to their populations. UP had almost 37,000 cases at its peak during the second wave, while Bihar had close to 16,000 cases. UP recorded 13,592 cases on Wednesday, while Bihar had 6,413.

“The rate at which the cases double suggests that these are Omicron’s characteristics. However, we must wait for the genome sequencing findings from the last few days to determine Omicron’s share. It appears to be a mix of Delta and Omicron at the moment “According to India Today TV, Dr. Rahul Pandit.

According to a member of the Covid-19 task committee, it would take around 10 days to see the rate of hospitalisation compared to the increase in cases.

Dr. Rahul Pandit’s comment came as daily Covid-19 instances in Mumbai and Delhi increased at an exponential rate. During the second wave of Covid-19 earlier this year, Mumbai and Delhi were also key hotspots.

When asked if a lockdown will be implemented in the coming days, Dr Rahul Pandit said the Maharashtra government would make the decision based on the state’s health facilities.

Hiren Chokshi

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