India continues struggling with the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak with the single-day spike lingering near 225,000.
India continues struggling with the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak with the single-day spike lingering near 225,000 and daily deaths hovering around 4,500. With lockdowns in most states across the country, the daily cases have fallen from over 400,000 for days in the past few weeks. Monday saw the eighth consecutive day when less than 300,000 new cases were recorded in a single day.
The second wave, which erupted in February in the country, has brought the total death toll to 303,720 as 4,454 deaths were reported in 24 hours till Monday morning. Amid fears that the country might be hit by a third COVID-19 wave anytime soon, which would particularly hit the children, a top healthcare executive on Monday said that there was no need to panic.
"It has been said that children will be infected the most in the third wave but the Pediatrics Association has said that this is not based on facts," Director of the Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr. Randeep Guleria said. He added that there was no indication as of now that children would be severely affected in the third wave of COVID-19.
An official statement issued by the federal Health Ministry on Sunday said that India crossed a significant landmark in its fight against the pandemic with more than 10 million vaccine doses administered for people in the 18-44 age group under Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.