COVID-19 Cases Could Likely Peak In June, July: AIIMS Director

7 May, 2020 18:50 IST|Sakshi
Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director

NEW DELHI: India's premiere medical institute All India Institute Medical Sciences' (AIIMS) director has warned that COVID-19 pandemic has not yet peaked in the country which could possibly happen in June and July.

“According to modeling data and the way our cases are increasing, it is likely that peak can come in June and July. But there are many variables and with time only we will know how much they are effective and the effect of extending the lockdown,” said Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director, a news agency reported.

The Indian government, with no stipulated vaccine for the COVID-19 infection, is banking on the lockdown to contain the virus.

On the first day of the lockdown, the number of COVID-19 cases in the country was just over 600 with 13 casualties. On Thursday morning, 43 days into the lockdown, the number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 52,952 and the country recorded 1,793 fatalities, according to the figures from the Union health ministry.

Maharashtra with 16,758 cases, Gujarat with more than 6,625 cases and Delhi with more than 5,532 cases are the top three states accounting for more than half of India’s total COVID-19 cases.

The highest recovery rate and the lowest mortality in this pandemic remains Kerala. Sikkim is the only state that has not reported single COVID-19 cases.

Also Read:AP Police Rubbishes Reports Of Second Gas Leakage At LG Polymers Plant COVID-19 Cases COVID-19 Cases

Load Comments
Hide Comments
More News
Mentally Challenged Girl Raped, Killed
Cyclone Amphan: Centre Sends Five Army Columns
Two More Months Of COVID-19 In India
Video: Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma Plays Guitar
AIIMS Doctor Jitendra Nath Pande Dies Of COVID-19
Eid-ul-Fitr 2020: India Timings, Date, Significance
COVID-19 Cases May Peak Between June 21-28: Study
Modi Speaks To Sri Lanka Prez, Mauritius PM
'International Flights May Even Start By June'
Cyclone Amphan: Death Toll In WB Rises To 86
Entertainment
Naga Babu Targets Gandhi Again!
Video: Sitara Turns Manicurist!
Two Special Dates For Nagarjuna!
Prithviraj And Crew Reach Kochi From Jordan
Samantha Is All Praises For Her Husband Naga Chaitanya
Bigg Boss 13 Contestant Shehnaaz Gill’s Father Booked For Rape, Absconding