India Reports Highest Cases of Coronavirus; Scientists Predict How the Second Wave Will Be

With the shocking rise in COVID-19 cases in India, scientists have prepared a mathematical model that predicts how the second wave will be in India.

Vatsal Thakore

April 6, 2021

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Since late February 2021, the COVID-19 cases in India have been seeing a rising graph once again. Reports say that after seeing the current situation and the rapid increase in the number of daily cases, scientists have indicated that this second wave of COVID-19 may peak in India in mid-April. Read on to know more about it.

 

After January 2021, till mid-February, the number of COVID-19 cases being reported in India saw a drop. However, since the last week of February, the situation began worsening and the number of cases being reported in a day in the country began increasing. On Friday, April 2, India reported 81,466 new cases in 24 hours, which was the highest number of cases reported since September 2020.

The situation has gotten even worse, as, on April 5, India reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a day – which is 1,03,558 cases reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry, with this new figure, the total number of active cases in the country currently stands at about 7,41,830, and the tally of the total number of COVID-19 cases comes to 1,25,89,067. Reportedly, scientists have prepared a mathematical model that shows that the second wave of COVID-19 would peak in mid-April in India, and later see a steep decline by the end of May 2021.

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Maharashtra has reported the most number of COVID-19 cases, with this second wave of the virus, too. The state government of Maharashtra has imposed lockdown restrictions, following the situation. Recently, on April 4, the government announced a complete lockdown in the state on weekends, in addition to the night curfew – which is from 8 pm to 7 am. The weekend lockdown in Maharashtra will be from 8 pm on Friday to 7 am on Monday.

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