According to the doctors from Indian Council of Medical Research, there is already indication that third wave of COVID-19 is around the corner in some states that may not have experienced the second wave of coronavirus. Severity of COVID-19 may not have been seen in these states during the second wave. Most number of cases in COVID-19 second wave has been seen in Delhi, Maharashtra and Kerala.
Head of Epidemiology and Communicable Disease from ICMR, Dr. Samiran Panda has said that restrictions have been imposed by some of the states early on. Looking at the crisis in other states like Delhi and Maharashtra, some of the states have become very cautious. Dr. Panda has also said “So, they did not see many transmissions”
Through serological survey, it has been found out that 50% of the children in the country has already affected by the coronavirus. It is a number that may be slightly lesser than adults within the country. In the midst of third wave, younger generation will be in more danger. However, there is no need to panic right now. Dr. Panda has also said “States have that examined their epidemiology and vaccinated their adults can slowly open schools”
On Monday, 42,909 new cases have been registered in the country. As a result, the number of cumulative infection tally has gone up to 32,737,939.
In some of states, students have been already allowed to take physical classes in spite of transmission worries.
Some of the experts have said that COVID-19 third wave may observe a peak in the month of October or November. Therefore, caution has been given against relaxing the restrictions throughout the country. In addition, authorities have been asked to strengthen their medical infrastructure also. Through use of better health infrastructure, it may become easy to deal with the crisis.
Till now, 63 crore vaccines have been administered against the COVID-19. According to the statistics, 14,74,02,213 people have already taken both the doses of coronavirus vaccine. In India, Serum Institute’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin are being administered primarily. However, Russian made vaccine Sputnik V has been given approval also. Right now, both Moderna Inc and Johnson & Johnson have been in talks with the government regarding the legal indemnity. Post discussion, they may get an approval too.
For emergency, ZyCoV-D from Zydus Cadila has been approved by government recently also. Interestingly, children above the age of 12 can take this vaccine also. From the month of October, the vaccine will be available.