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Preparing for 4-5 lakh daily Covid-19 cases: Centre on predicted third wave

Oct 07, 2021 20:32 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Amid a prediction of the third wave of Covid-19, the Centre on Thursday said that it is preparing for a surge of 4.5-5 lakh cases per day. 
 
There are 28 districts, including a few in Arunachal Pradesh & Assam, which have a case positivity rate between 5% to 10% that is a high infection rate. There are 34 districts which are reporting a weekly positivity rate of over 10%," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry. 

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Dr VK Paul, who is a member of the Niti Ayog said: "We don’t have a straightforward formula to calculate what extent the peak could reach this time after reaching 71% vaccination with the 1st dose. The government is preparing for a surge of 4.5 to 5 lakh cases per day."  
 
Ahead of the festival season, the health ministry issued a warning asking people to be cautious from October to December and celebrate festivals in a way that we do not spread Covid-19.  
 
"Lakshadweep, Chandigarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar and Sikkim have vaccinated 100% of its population with the first dose of vaccine," he added. 
 
 
 

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