A coronavirus expert panel has claimed that the coronavirus pandemic will plunge to death by February next year (2021). The statement comes amidst the unprecedented slowdown in the new daily cases in the country after nearing the 10 lakh active cases mark.
The government-appointed panel has said that India has passed the coronavirus peak, which the country witnessed in late September.
In the present scenario, India, on October 20, recorded 46,000 new cases (approx), which is the lowest in the past three months. The good news is that the plunge in new cases was despite the fact that the country is conducting at least 1,00,000 COVID tests every single day.
The panel –which has members of the Indian Council of Medical Research and IITs — said that if COVID best practices are followed, the virus can be brought under control by “early next year, with minimal active cases by February end”.
In addition, the panel added that the total number of cases by the time the epidemic reaches its lowest would stand somewhere at 105K cases against the current 75k cases.