Situations are already sliding out of our hands and experts have to say that worse is yet to come.
Keeping the casualties low is one of the immediate aims
Delhi has only seen a rise in reported COVID-19 cases with over 6,318 reported to date. 448 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours itself and are expected to propagate this way for the next ten days according to the Delhi government’s COVID response panel and head of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, SK Sarin. However, the capital has somehow managed to keep the mortality rate low as only 68 casualties are reported as for now and to maintain the death tolls to lowest is the immediate aim of the team and government.
One of the major reasons for the sudden elevation in COVID-19 cases in Delhi is the increased number of testing.
June and July to be the peak season for COVID-19 cases
In spite of the plenty of cases coming already, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Randeep Guleria on Thursday cautioned that the peak season is yet to come. June and July are probable to be the peak season for COVID-19 spread. He said that the numbers will begin to decline only after we have crossed the climax in June and July. He strictly advised the government to advance the measures like increasing the quarantine and testing centers, restricting movements in containment zones, etc.
We have to learn to live with this virus, the precautions should become our lifestyle for the next few months or maybe until the vaccine is formulated.
Delhi to enter Phase-2 of the pandemic
Delhi is about to enter Stage 2 of this pandemic, that is, recording 500 cases per day and it seems prepared. Dr. Sarin said “As of now, we are prepared for Stage 2 as well. If there are 500 cases reported in a day, then 20% of them, that is 100 people, will need hospitalization. So, if the trend continues for five consecutive days, 500 people will be hospitalized over a period of time. The estimates given by the committee to the government seem to be under control as of now,”
The capital may encounter Stage 3 as well, that is, when the cases reporting per day near 1000 or more.