With the uptick of fresh cases of COVID-19 in India, the authorities are implementing the protection protocols again. The rise of new cases in India is owing to the voluntary usage of masks. With the positivity rate touching 5% in Delhi, we may witness another wave anytime soon. To tackle the rise of cases in states like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh etc. authorities are being forced to make the mandatory use of masks again, said Dr. Gowri Kulkarni, Head of Operations, MediBuddy.
She added, with the celebration of festivals, increase in people movement, and poor adherence to COVID protocols, the probability of another wave is high.
However, there is no need to panic at this moment if the following protocols are adhered to:
- Use of mask
- Covid-19 appropriate behaviour
- Vaccination & booster shots
With an increase in vaccination and booster reach, probably the expected 4th wave of COVID would be lower in its severity and peak.
On Monday, Delhi continued to report over 1,000 Covid-19 cases per day, with 1,011 new infections. According to the health department, the national capital has also seen one coronavirus-related death, and the positivity rate has now risen to 6.42 percent.
On Sunday, Delhi had 1,083 Covid-19 cases, with a positivity rate of 4.48 percent, while on Saturday, the city had 1,094 coronavirus infections, the most since February 10, with a positivity rate of 4.82 percent.
Delhi had 1,042 cases with a positivity rate of 4.64 percent as of Friday.
According to health department data, the number of active cases in the city has risen from 601 on April 11 to 4,168 on April 25.
The total number of infections in the national capital has now reached 18,75,887, with a death toll of 26,170.