The second wave of Coronavirus is even worstWednesday March 31, 2021 at 10:26 am
New Delhi: With the rapid increase in the number of positive cases and the active state of the virus has made the current scenario of the country move from bad to worse. V.K. Paul, NITI Aayog’s Member, has given serious warnings on Tuesday.
Paul while addressing the weekly press conference stated, “As you have noticed in the last few weeks, the situation is becoming bad to worse. It is a serious cause of concern. In some states, in particular, there is a huge case of worry. No part of the country should be complacent”.
In connection to the increase in the number of cases for the last three weeks, Paul exclaimed that the situation that is pointing is that, “coronavirus is still very active, can penetrate our defenses and strike back when we think that we have found ways to control it”.
In the last 24 hours, India records 56,211 new positive cases, taking the number to 1,20,95,855 on Tuesday. Cases are on a rise daily in states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat.
This is the second wave. Six months backs, India had fought back the first wave of the virus, when the highest number of cases (93,617) were recorded on September 16 and the highest number of death cases were reported (1,169) on September 15.
Paul further retaliated, “We are facing an increasingly severe intensive situation, more so in some districts but the whole country is potentially at risk. If the cases are more, they will eventually overwhelm the system. The deaths will also occur, even if they are low. If it is business as usual, we will continue to be chased by the virus”.
On the brighter side, he confirmed that there are sufficient capacities in the hospitals, and ambulance services and ICU beds are available in abundance in the country. He concluded, “Dedicated hospitals set up must be re-energized, re-tested and rehearsed so that a load of the patient comes, we are able to manage it effectively”.