Bhubaneswar, April 20: Odisha is expected to witness a steep rise in coronavirus cases and hit the peak of the second wave by May third week.
Eminent neuro-surgeon and Vice-Chancellor of the Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University Prof (Dr) Ashok Kumar Mahapatra said the daily caseload could reach at its peak crossing 10,000-mark by May 3rd week.
Prof Mahapatra said the coronavirus is now on the rise in Mumbai. The situation will be similar in Odisha. However, after 10 to 15 days, the infection will gradually decrease.
However, it’s tough to decide Covid-19 infection rate, the SOA VC said.
DMT director Prof CBK Mohanty also reiterated the same. However, it is not easy to make any predictions about Coronavirus.
The daily caseload could touch the peak, Prof Mohanty said quoting a report of IIT Kanpur. ” Hence we have to be aware of this,” he said.
Dr Sanghamitra Pati, director of the RMRC, said it would not be appropriate to make any predictions about the Covid-19 infection rate.
“The new strain of coronavirus is spreading rapidly,” said Ajay Parida, director of ILS. Nothing can be said in the present day, he added.
Currently, five per cent of the positives are genome sequences. Genome sequencing is also being done for people who are infected by the virus after taking vaccine does and those who are re-infected.