‘Covid cases in TN to reach peak in 2 weeks’

Chennai: States like Tamilnadu, Assam and Punjab may see the peak of second wave of coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, the SUTRA model that charts the trajectory of Covid-19 suggests.

“Big states like Tamilnadu, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Assam are yet to see their peak,” said Prof. M Vidyasagar of IIT-Hyderabad, one of the three scientists working on the modelling.

The models suggest Tamilnadu may see a peak by 29-31 May while Puducherry may witness a peak on 19-20 May.

However, the relief is that Delhi and states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh have well passed their peak, the model further suggests.

It adds that the country reached its peak by 4 May and then the daily cases have seen downward trend.


NT Bureau