The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) that was formed by the Karnataka government for Covid-19 has informed the state government that the second wave of covid-19 is expected to hit the state in January-February, 2021.
The committee has said an early recognition of the second wave can be done by closely monitoring seven-day average growth rate of Covid-19 cases and reproduction number at district and state levels.
The committee said an epidemic intelligence team will be supporting the state war room for early recognition of the second wave.
It has asked the state government to conduct fortnightly testing of all teachers, students and staff in educational institutions, Anganwadi staff, and others by RT-PCR test.
The technical panel has also advised the state government to ensure that by the first week of January, the number of Covid beds, ICUs, ICE ventilators etc. in government and private hospitals are up to the level that was available in October.
Meanwhile, India’s total Active Caseload had significantly dropped to 4.28 lakh (4,28,644) today. This is the lowest after 132 days. The total active cases were 4,26,167 on 23rd July 2020. There has been a sustained decrease in the number of active cases. India’s present active caseload consists of just 4.51% of India’s Total Positive Cases. The daily new cases added to the country’s COVID numbers have been around 30K since the past three days. The number of daily new cases in the last 24 hours is 36,604. 43,062 cases recovered and discharged in the last 24 hours. The number of daily recovered cases has surpassed the daily new cases since the past five days.