COVID-19 Likely To Peak In India During July, August, Says Vice Chairman Of Top Delhi Hospital
New Delhi: India might witness a surge in COVID-19 cases in early or mid-July or in August this year, said Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Vice-Chairman Dr. SP Byotra on Friday
He told ANI, “The curve does not seem to flatten anytime soon. We might see a peak in early or mid-July or possibly in August. Moreover, I do not anticipate the vaccine until the first quarter of next year,” Byotra told ANI.
He said that around 10-15 percent of coronavirus patients need to be hospitalised. “But are we ready?” the doctor asked.
Governments should take everyone into confidence both government-run hospitals and private ones to combat COVID-19, said Dr. Byotra.
He stressed the need to maintain social distancing, use of face masks, and frequent hand wash.