New Delhi: Amid fears about the onset of a fourth
COVID-19 cases in India had begun rising in the first half of April after 11 weeks of steady decline. Between April 11 and April 17 the weekly numbers had reported a 35% hike, primarily due to a surge in cases from Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Last week (between April 18 and April 24) cases had seen a 96% spike with these three states accounting for 68% of all new infections.
The steady rise in cases, even as new variants and recombinant strains were detected in India (and other parts of the world) has fueled speculation that the country may soon find itself battling a
“What we’re seeing are blips and not the start of a new COVID-19 wave caused by a variant. These blips are currently restricted to certain geographies and not uniformly spread across the country, or a state,” he said.
No fourth wave in India: ICMR says recent spike in COVID-19 cases are localized blips
India on Sunday reported a total of 3,324 fresh COVID-19 cases and 40 fatalities. With this, the active case load has now risen to 19,092. The active cases accounted for 0.04% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74%.