India more likely to witness increase in coronavirus COVID-19 cases in June-July: AIIMS director


While India fights the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on a war-footing taking all the mandatory step to flatten the curve of an infection, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria on Thursday warned that the nation is yet to witness an increase in coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the months of June and July.

Guleria stated that constructive cases will see an extra enhance in the coming months. He additionally added that there will likely be a lower or halt in the variety of cases only after the high months or after 2 to 3 months.

He additionally said that the government will have to extend the number of COVID-19 quarantine and testing centres. Strict measures need to be imposed in hotspots areas or zones, suggested Guleria.

The fight against coronavirus is that of the people of India and so they need to cooperate by practising primary guidelines like social distancing, using sanitisers and washing palms.

The fight towards the pandemic will continue longer. by this approach, a change can be expected in everybody’s lifestyle. New normal guidelines like social distancing and wearing masks need to be inculcated whereas visiting shopping malls and cinema theatres.

This comes on the heels of a gathering by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan saying, “The testing volume has gone up within the country and it’s 95,000 checks per day with 327 Government laboratories and 118 private laboratories. Cumulatively, 13,57,442 checks have been completed up to now for COVID-19.” He mentioned that as of now, a total of 52,952 cases are reported from the nation wherein 15,266 individuals have been cured and 1,783 have deceased.

within the final 24 hours, 3561 new confirmed cases have been added and 1084 patients have been discovered cured. He mentioned that in comparison with other nations, India is in a greater situation because the fatality charge is 3.3 per cent and the recovery charge is 28.83 per cent. He additionally added that there are 4.8 per cent patients in ICU, 1.1 per cent on ventilators and 3.3 per cent on oxygen help of the energetic cases.

He additionally informed that as on date, there are 180 districts with no new cases in less than 7 days, 180 districts with no new cases in 7-13 days, 164 districts which haven’t had any new case in 14-20 days and 136 districts with no new cases since the final 21-28 days. There are 13 States and UTs–Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir UT, Kerala, Ladakh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Odisha who had not reported any case within the final 24 hrs. Whereas Daman & Diu, Sikkim, Nagaland and Lakshadweep haven’t reported a single case until date, Vardhan mentioned.

The Union Minister said that there are 130 hotspot districts, 284 non-hotspot districts and 319 non-affected districts within the nation. He additional added that as of now 821 devoted COVID hospitals with 1,50,059 beds (Isolation beds- 1, 32,219 and ICU beds- 17,840) and 1,898 devoted COVID Wellbeing(health) Centres with 1,19,109 beds (Isolation beds- 1, 09,286 and ICU beds- 9,823) together with 7,569 quarantine centres at the moment are available to fight COVID-19 in the nation.