Third Wave Now Imminent In Telangana?
Reports from this morning indicate that the number of Covid-19 cases have been increasing across India and in Telangana as well.
Hyderabad | 16th July 2021
In an alarming development, reports from this morning indicate that the number of Covid-19 cases have been increasing across India and in Telangana as well.
Yesterday, India reported 41,806 new cases and 581 fatalities. The number of patients undergoing treatment has now touched 4,32,041.
Meanwhile, 710 fresh cases and four deaths were reported in Telangana yesterday. With this, the state's cumulative death tally is now 3,747. It is heartening that the recovery rate still remains a high 97.81% and data reveals that 808 recoveries were recorded yesterday.
Currently, there are 10,203 active cases in the state. Out of this, 4,034 cases are being treated at hospitals. 44.74% of the patients require oxygen while 34.20% are in the ICU. The remaining 21.04% are currently in the general ward.
This spurt in cases has prompted the national medical and health ministry to alert the various state governments in India to be prepared to face a possible third wave.
Though the Centre has stated that the people ignoring Covid-19 safety and prevention guidelines are the ones responsible for this recent spike in case figures, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued warnings about a third wave hitting the country towards the end of August.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) too has recently said that the outbreak of a third wave was "imminent". Following this, authorities and doctors are now repeatedly warning the public about this "imminent third wave", and have urged them to strictly observe all "Covid-appropriate" behaviours.
Health officials have also stated that the prevention of another wave is in the hands of the people and have appealed to the public to wear masks, observe social distancing, avoid crowded places, and keep away from marriages and other functions.
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