The second Covid peak is yet to come and is expected to be higher than the first one. By the end of this week, almost 3,000 cases a day can be expected.
The state witnessed first Covid peak was on September 17 last year, when 2,896 cases were reported. The highest single day deaths (106) were reported on September 2. Today, 2,669 cases were reported, though the fatality rate slightly came down to less than three.
A study by Ludhiana-based Christian Medical College, based on mathematical calculations, has predicted that the state could see the peak again later this week and through the first week of April. This will be followed by a flattening of the curve, but when the decline in daily cases will start cannot be predicted immediately, says Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, state nodal officer for Covid.