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In the last 24 hours, India has seen 48,698 new instances of the novel coronavirus, with 1,183 deaths as a result of the infection. According to data released on Saturday by the Union Health Ministry, the country experienced 64,818 discharges in the last 24 hours, bringing the total recovery to 2,91,93,085. According to the report, the overall number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 3,01,83,143, with 5,95,565 active cases. The country’s total death toll today stands at 3,94,493.
Last year, India’s COVID-19 tally reached 20 lakh on August 7th, 30 lakh on August 23rd, 40 lakh on September 5th, and 50 lakh on September 16th.
It exceeded the 60 lakh level on September 28, the 70 lakh mark on October 11, the 80 lakh mark on October 29, the 90 lakh mark on November 20, and the one-crore mark on December 19.
Meanwhile, a study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) based on mathematical modelling analysis suggests that the third wave of COVID-19, if it occurs, will likely be less severe than the second wave, considering the level of coronavirus infections already present in the country.
The report also points out that expanding immunisation could significantly reduce the risk of the third wave of coronavirus emergence.
The study claims that a vaccine ramp-up scenario in which 40% of the population receives two doses within three months of the second wave peak, and the effect of vaccination is (conservatively) to reduce the severity of infection by 60%, illustrates how vaccination could significantly reduce the overall burden during the possible third wave.
With the possibility of a third Covid-19 wave, the Directorate of Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy in Chennai has organised an expert team to advise the government on how to handle the problem.
The five-person group is made up of Siddha professionals with experience treating infectious disorders, particularly in youngsters.