Delhi: Coronavirus cases to reach peak in June-July, says Covid panel chief

Coronavirus cases peak

It seems the woes of people residing in the national capital is no longer near in sight as Coronavirus continues wreaking havoc. Delhi is likely to witness peak in terms of number of cases in June-July, said the doctor heading the coronavirus response committee formed by the Chief Minister, an Indian Express report says. Delhi reported 448 fresh cases on Thursday—third consecutive day when it recorded more than 400 cases. A total of sixty six people have died so far due to COVID-19.

Dr S K Sarin, who heads the Delhi government’s Covid response panel and is also the head of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, was quoted saying by the report, “The number is expected to stay between 400-500 cases a day for around the next 10 days. This is the natural course of a virus. These are the patients who were infected 10 days ago and are now developing symptoms of the disease. The number of cases is also higher as Delhi has immensely increased testing facilities across the state. The peak season in Delhi is likely to come in June-July where we might witness a surge in cases. The aim is to keep mortality rate low, which Delhi is maintaining so far.”

“As of now, we are prepared for Stage 2 as well. If there are 500 cases reported in a day, then 20% of them, that is 100 people, will need hospitalisation. So, if the trend continues for five consecutive days, 500 people will be hospitalised over a period of time. The estimates given by the committee to the government seem to be under control as of now,” said Dr Sarin.

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