ICMR Projects 10 Lakh To 1 Crore COVID-19 Cases In Delhi

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ICMR Projects 10 Lakh To 1 Crore COVID-19 Cases In
Along with several countries around the world, India is faced with the formidable challenge of dealing with the coronavirus. 

Latest statistics show the number of coronavirus patients in the country has reached around 500, while the death toll from this deadly virus stands at 10. In Maharashtra, the number of coronavirus patients has crossed 100.

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Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has expressed apprehension that in Delhi alone, the number of infected coronavirus patients could reach between 10 lakh and 1 crore.

The spread of the novel coronavirus may lead to around 10 lakh "symptomatic cases" in Delhi in the optimistic scenario, while the numbers may reach up to over 1 crore in a pessimistic scenario, according to projections based on a mathematical model by ICMR.

The study titled "Prudent public health intervention strategies to control the coronavirus disease 2019 transmission in India: A mathematical model-based approach" said that home quarantine of symptomatic can reduce the overall expected number of cases by 62% and the peak number of cases by 89 per cent.

This estimation by the ICMR is extremely frightening because in such a scenario, the risk of the situation getting out of hand will increase.

However, no new coronavirus case has been reported in Delhi in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra is the worst-affected, where four new coronavirus patients were found on Monday night. The number of coronavirus patients in the state has increased to 101 now. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has imposed a curfew in the entire state to bring the situation under control.

The number of patients in Gujarat, which neighbours Maharashtra, is also increasing and the figure there stands at 33.

While nine coronavirus patients have been found in West Bengal so far, one patient has succumbed to the disease there.

Amid this, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala has raised questions over the strategy adopted by PM Modi to fight the coronavirus.

He said that doctors and nurses don’t need mere expression of gratitude but the protection of N-95 masks, hazmat suits, gloves, goggles and shoe covers.

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