Omicron numbers in India are expected to be similar to those in the Delta wave.

Omicron Cases in India

With a peak in January , Cases of expert Omicron in India: According to Dr Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the number of Omicron infections in India could peak in late January or early February (IHME).
According to Dr Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Chair of the Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington, India will likely see as many infections during the Omicron-driven surge it did during the Delta wave.
While the government has maintained that India has handled Covid-19 better than other countries, concerns are growing, even as the number of cases passed 50,000 for the second time on Tuesday.
He claims that, while vaccination will keep the symptoms at bay, Omicron will infect many people and that no amount of restrictions will prevent this.
Dr Christopher Murray told India Today that the Omicron variant would cause three billion infections worldwide in just two months in an exclusive interview. “In the midst of this surge, India may see as many infections as it did during the Delta wave,” he said.
He predicted that the peak of transmissions would occur in mid-January, resulting in more than 35 million global infections per day. This is three times the number seen during the height of the Delta wave in April.
“The number of infections in India could peak late in January or early February,” he predicted.
“Reported cases will increase at a slower rate than infections because we anticipate that the much higher proportion of asymptomatic patients will lower the infection-detection rate,” he said. According to him, the number of hospitalizations and deaths worldwide will be much lower than the number of reported cases.
According to Murray, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States will remain below the Delta peak seen in September and well below the winter peaks seen in 2020-2021.

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