COVID-19: 2nd wave expected to reach peak by mid-April in India
Guwahati: Amid the ongoing vaccination drive in India, the fresh outbreak of COVID-19 infections leaves a little room for optimism. There is the fear of COVID-19 hitting with the second wave across the country.
The State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday stated in a report that the second COVID wave in India, which started on February 15, is likely to reach the peak by the second half of April.
The report from SBI comes at a time when Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat have reported a surge in daily COVID-19 cases.
According to the health ministry, India added over 1 lakh coronavirus infections in just two days with 53,476 new cases in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise so far this year.
The state of Assam has also seen a surge in the cases of Coronavirus. With large election rallies being held across the state ahead of the assembly election, there is a possibility of the virus spreading among the public.
A total of 27 people have tested positive to Covid-19 in Assam during the past 24 hours. With this, the total number of people testing positive for Covid-19 has reached 2,17,951.