Delhi seems to have hit Covid-19 peak: AIIMS Director

Delhi seems to have hit Covid-19 peak: AIIMS Director

Delhi, along with certain parts of India, may have already hit the Covid-19 peak, Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said in New Delhi on Monday.

Speaking to media on the human trial of an experimental vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech - Covaxin, Dr. Guleria mentioned that while certain states in India are still registering a spike in novel coronavirus cases, other places like Delhi may have already hit the peak.

"Certain areas have hit their peak. Delhi seems to have done so because the cases have declined significantly. Certain areas are yet to reach the peak. Cases are increasing in certain states. They will reach the peak a little later," AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria said.

Experts at the Public Health Foundation of India predict that India will witness the peak in Covid-19 cases in mid-September, provided strong public health measures are in place and people behave in a responsible manner to contain the virus.

Speaking to PTI on July 18, President of Public Health Foundation of India, Prof K Srinath Reddy also said that different places (states) would peak at different times.

Prof Reddy, however, added that India may see Covid-19 cases peaking as early as in two months if there are strong public health measures and people take all precautions like wearing face masks and maintaining a physical distance.

“If everybody does what needs to be done”, he said when asked if he is confident that the cases would peak within two months. “It depends on public and government action”.