Mumbai, 17/6 (AO Bureau):The third wave of corona (3rd Covid Wave in Maharashtra) can come in Maharashtra in the next two to four weeks. The State Task Force for Kovid has given a warning. The task force says that the third wave will not have a significant impact on children. According to the report of the English newspaper Times of India, these estimates were made in a meeting chaired by Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The task force indicated that the total number of cases in the third wave may double with active cases in the second wave. The force believes that the number of active cases may reach 8 lakh. It is also feared that 10% of the cases may be related to children or young adults.
Dr Shashank Joshi, a member of the task force, while stressing on the adherence to the COVID protocol, said that the state may face a situation similar to the UK where the third wave came within four weeks of the second wave subsiding. The task force was also of the opinion that the lower middle class would be most affected in this wave as they survived the virus in the first two waves or they had reduced antibodies.
emphasis on vaccination
According to the information received, CM Thackeray said in the meeting that the country will get 42 crore vaccine doses and the state will benefit from it. The task force has emphasized on vaccination to reduce mortality. Maharashtra had the highest number of patients in the first wave of COVID at 3,01,752 on September 13, 2020, as compared to 6,99,858 during the second wave of COVID-19 on April 22 this year. On September 9 last year, the positivity rate in the state was 23.53%, which reached 24.96% on April 8 this year.
According to the Health Department of Maharashtra, the total number of infected in the state has increased to 59,34,880 while the death toll has reached 1,15,390. The department said that the number of people who have recovered from this epidemic in Maharashtra so far has increased to 56,79,746 while the number of patients under treatment in the state is 1,36,661.