Delhi appears to have hit Covid-19 peak: AIIMS director Guleria

New Delhi, July 20

Delhi appears to have hit the COVID-19 peak with the variety of every day instances declining considerably, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria stated on Monday, however cautioned in opposition to any decreasing of guard.

He additionally stated instances are growing in sure states and they’re going to attain a peak later, however there’s not a lot proof of neighborhood transmission of COVID-19 on the nationwide stage. 

“However, there are hotspots even in cities where there is a spike of cases, and it is likely that local transmission is happening in those areas that is why containment zones need aggressive action,” he stated.

Asked if COVID-19 instances in India have hit the height, Guleria stated, “My feeling is that certain areas have hit their peak. Delhi seems to have done so because the cases have declined significantly. But certain areas are yet to reach their peak. Cases are increasing in certain states. They will reach a peak later,” he stated.

Some states within the South, Ahmedabad in Gujarat and the central a part of Mumbai additionally appear to be exhibiting a decline, he stated.

“But then having hit the peak does not mean that you have to let your guard down. In many cities outside India, especially in the US, when people felt the peak is over and started not following social distancing and not wearing masks, there has been a spike of cases,” he stated, underlining that even when variety of instances come down, an infection management and containment measures together with different dos and don’ts must be adopted to maintain that pattern.

Reaching a peak is an indication that the curve of the variety of infections is flattening and the variety of instances are coming down.

The Health ministry has reiterated on a number of events that there is no such thing as a neighborhood transmission of COVID-19 within the nation.

At a press briefing on July 9, Rajesh Bhushan, Officer on Special Duty within the Union Health Ministry, had stated India has not reached the stage of neighborhood transmission.

“In some geographical areas, there have been localised outbreaks. We mustn’t overlook that in our nation, 49 districts alone account for 80 per cent of COVID-19 instances.

“In a country of more than 733 districts, if 49 districts account for 80 per cent cases, then it is not justified to talk about community transmission,” he had stated. — PTI

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