10 Lakh COVID-19 Deaths Expected By January 2021: Indian Institute of Science
The Indian Institute of Science, a Bangalore-based institution, estimates that by March 2021, there will be 37 lakh 40 thousand cases of the novel coronavirus in the country. If things go from bad to worse, by March 2021, the number of infected patients could reach 6 crore 18 lakh. The Indian Institute of Science has made this estimate in view of the trend of COVID-19 infection from 23 March to 18 June this year.
According to the Institute of Science, there may be 35 lakh cases of corona in the country till September 1, in which the number of active patients will be around 10 lakh. Similarly, by November 1, the number of corona patients in the country is expected to reach 1 crore 20 lakh. In the study, it has also been claimed that by January 1, 2021, 1 million people can be killed in the country from the Wuhan-originated virus.
In this study, it has been claimed that, under bad conditions, the worst cases of coronavirus will come in March 2021. If the situation gets better, then the infection will start plummeting after peaking in the second week of September or October this year.
Emphasising on the weekly lockdown, the study states that that, if social distancing is followed completely on five days of the week and lockdown is done in the last two days, then coronavirus spreading can be prevented. Contact tracing, quarantine and social distancing have been described as most effective among all measures being taken to prevent infection.
At present, the number of corona patients in the country has crossed 10 lakh whereas more than 25 thousand people have died.