For the past 10 days, the number of cases reported daily has fluctuated between 43k-25k. On 6th September, 31,222 fresh cases were reported which then increased to 43,263 within two days. Is the third wave coming?
The development comes amid warning by experts that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic might pose a greater risk to children.
Despite the prolonged emergency, the largely voluntary measures have become less effective as the exhausted public increasingly ignores them.
The coronavirus has to be defeated and vaccination is the way to victory, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.
The B.1.617.2 or Delta variant was first observed in India in late 2020. It has since spread around the globe.
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If the third wave peaks, the country may see only 1 lakh daily cases as against more than 4 lakh when the deadly second wave was at its peak in May.
The potential variant of interest, C.1.2, was first detected in the country in May this year.
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US health officials say they have confirmed about 800 vaccine-associated cases total of two types of inflammation - in the heart muscle and in the lining of the heart.
CEO Ed Bastian said that all employees who have been hospitalized for the virus in recent weeks were not fully vaccinated.
While some experts feel that the third wave is set to arrive anywhere between September and October, other experts studying recovery rate, positivity rate, and active case have claimed that it will take more time for the third wave to arrive.
The government last week extended the state of emergency until Sept 12 and expanded the areas covered to 13 prefectures from six including Tokyo.
The active cases comprise 0.99 per cent of the total infections.
The spread of infection during the second wave was not evenly distributed in every district in the country.
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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,17,20,112, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
In this file image, Punjab Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Charanjit Singh Channi addresses the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for those killed in Jallianwala Bagh massacre, at Anand...PTI Photo
Congress supporters outside Governor's residence after Charanjit Singh Channi, was announced as the next CM of Punjab, in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Former union minister and sitting MP Babul Supriyo during interaction with media, in the presence of TMC Rajyasabha MP Derek O'Brien (R) and TMC leader Saugata Roy (L) at a city hotel in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being garlanded on his visit to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Ayodhya.11
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) team at Mandapam have seized two tonnes of banned sea cucumber.PTI Photo
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