• India may witness peak in Covid-19 cases in October, says Report


    New Delhi: Researchers using a mathematical model predicting a rise in Covid-19 cases in India as soon as August with the third wave peaking, with less than 100,000 infections a day in the best-case scenario or nearly 150,000 in the worst scenario.

    Researchers Mathukumalli Vidyasagar and Manindra Agrawal at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad and Kanpur have been researching the impending surge in covid-19 cases, affirmed that the states with higher caseload such as Kerala and Maharashtra could skew the picture.

    In May, Vidyasagar, a professor at IIT Hyderabad said India’s coronavirus outbreak could In May, Vidyasagar, a professor at IIT Hyderabad said, India’s coronavirus outbreak could peak in the coming days based on the mathematical model. “We predict 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," Vidyasagar told Bloomberg by email.

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