However, the present Omicron-driven wave appears to have turned a nook in a number of the main cities of the nation.
On completely different slopes
The excellent news for India is that price of unfold of infections has slowed down significantly within the final one week.
The week-on-week development in infections slowed to 30% final week (January 17-23), down from 112% the week earlier than and over 500% the week earlier than that.
January 17-23 was the primary week through the third wave when the expansion proportion had dropped to 2 digits.
This is as a result of the infections have declined considerably in main cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
New instances in Mumbai and Kolkata on Sunday have been simply 12% and 11% of their third wave peak worth. Meanwhile, Delhi’s rely on January 23 was 32% of its peak worth.
Cases in Chennai have additionally been falling steadily for the final one week.
In Mumbai and Delhi, the third-wave surge lasted round 4 weeks — from the time the seven-day common started to rise persistently until the height.
Kolkata noticed the shortest surge of simply 20 days whereas Chennai reported the longest one lasting 32 days.
On the opposite hand, cities like Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad are but to witness a gentle decline in infections.
Pune and Ahmedabad have additionally seen a dip in latest instances. It stays to be seen if the downward development holds for an additional week.
Cases in Bengaluru are rising exponentially. Yesterday, Bengaluru alone reported extra instances than twice the mixed tally of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Going by the official figures, Bengaluru appears to have been the worst hit metropolis through the present wave.
It has recorded the best peak and should most likely find yourself logging the best variety of cumulative instances.
But Hyderabad appears to have flattened its curve.
India reported over 3.06 lakh Covid instances within the final 24 hours. The important chunk of those infections got here from southern Indian states, the place the speed of unfold continues to be excessive.
On Sunday, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala reported over 1.2 lakh infections mixed, making up effectively over one-third of the instances recorded within the nation.
Karnataka alone reported over 50,000 recent instances, the best thus far by any state within the third wave.
Kerala, too, has been including over 40,000 instances to its tally for the previous couple of days.
The silver lining of the third Covid wave has actually be the variety of fatalities reported thus far.
Since the onset of the third wave, hardly any state has reported a three-figure rise in day by day deaths.
In truth, Kerala is the one state which has seen a worrying rise in fatalities.
The southern state reported a mean of 141 deaths within the final seven days.
On the opposite hand, Gujarat reported a mean of simply 13 day by day deaths final week.
While the sheer magnitude of infections did set off an increase in fatalities throughout states, the general figures have been comparatively low when in comparison with the scenario through the Delta wave.