COVID-19 third wave may hit India by mid-August, peak in September: SBI report


New Delhi: As India fights Covid19 second wave, there are reports of third-wave hitting the country by mid-August and will peak in September.

The report has been published by the SBI research – titled ‘COVID-19: The race to finishing line.’

In said, “The third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hit India by mid-August, while cases may peak in September.”

India has achieved its second wave peak on May 7 and going by the current data, the country can experience around 10,000 cases somewhere around the second week of July,” State Bank of India`s Group Chief Economic Adviser, Soumya Kanti Ghosh, said in the report.

“However, based on historical trends, the cases can start rising by the second fortnight of Aug` 21 with peak cases at least a month later.” he said further.

Current cases are now hovering around 45,000 since the past week, indicating that the devastating second wave is “not yet over in the country and is exhibiting a fat tail”.