The spike in Covid cases is quite alarming and experts fear that a 3rd wave can hit India soon.
India reported 46 thousand plus cases on 28th August, Saturday, out of which more than 32 thousand are from Kerala.
India reported 46,759 fresh Covid cases on Saturday 28th August, out of which Kerala itself has reported more than 32 thousand cases. This is quite an alarming situation and the experts fear that India is heading towards the 3rd wave. Maharashtra is on the 2nd position with respect to Covid cases.
The numbers of infections today have been the highest single-day cases in nearly 2 months. This clearly states that Covid cases are on the rise once again in the country. The centre has asked Maharashtra to place curbs ahead of the Janmashtmi and Ganpati Utsav celebrations. It is also being assumed that flouting Covid protocols during Onam festivities is the reason behind the surge in Kerala.
Social distancing has not been followed in the state, people gathered in large number for the festivities which led to the rise in the Covid cases. A survey by CSIR’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology shows that 95 percent of the samples tested are of Delta variant.
Delta variant is much more infectious and transmissible than the original Alpha variant, it also increases chances of hospitalisation and can be fatal as well. The latest survey by ICMR shows that India’s seroprevalence 67.6% while Kerala’s is 42.7% hinting that people in Kerala are still vulnerable to the virus for the reasons that they are either not fully vaccinated or have never been exposed to the virus before.
If the situation continues, then India is in for trouble as Kerala can become the epicenter of the 3rd wave as there are festivals lined up for the next 2-3 months.