So many analysts assumed that there will be third wave in India in the very beginning of the year 2021 but so far there were no signs of any surge in past few months, but with the rising threat of new covid variant and its cases there are few chances, read more:
With Omicron, the new variant of SARS-CoV2, the third wave of coronavirus could hit the peak by February with cases likely to be reaching up to 1-1.5 lakh a day in the country, but it will be milder than the second wave, Manindra Agarwal, IIT scientist involved in the mathematical projection of trajectory of COVID-19, said.
“With the new variant, our current forecast is that the country could see the third wave by February but it will be milder than the second wave. So far we have seen that the severity of Omicron is not like the one seen in the Delta variant,” Agarwal told PTI.
He, however, said a close eye is being kept on cases in South Africa where many cases of this variant have been recorded. Agarwal added that as of now South Africa has not seen a rise in hospitalisation. He said a fresh set of data on the virus and hospitalisations would help in getting a more solid picture.
With recent news from South Africa where hospital admissions got doubled in last week the treat of Omicron Variant of Covid is rising. There are in total above 59 countries in India’s countries at risk list so far.
India has detected 36 cases of Omicron so far all across the nation while Covid-19 cases are rising in those who are visitors from other countries. This was the same scenario happened during the starting phase of first and second wave. And this indicates that we are steadily moving towards a third wave, but again with the half population of the country got vaccinated few weeks ago there are 50-50 chances, rest is on how people take care of themselves.