The director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has warned that coronavirus pandemic in the country may not have peaked yet. "According to modeling data and the way our cases are increasing, it is likely that peak can come in June and July. But there are many variables and with time only we will know how much they are effective and the effect of extending the lockdown," Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
With a vaccine still under trials, the government had been preferring the lockdown to break the chain of coronavirus spread. On the first day of the lockdown on March 25, the number of coronavirus cases in India was just around 600 with just 13 casualties.
On Thursday - 43 days since the lockdown was imposed - the number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed 53,000 with around 1,800 casualties on. Maharashtra is on the top with almost 17,000 cases, followed by Gujarat with more than 6,500 cases and Delhi with more than 5,500 cases.
Kerala has recorded the highest recovery rate in India so far and the lowest mortality rate in the coronavirus pandemic while Sikkim has been the only state so far not to report a single case of Covid-19.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that in comparison to the other countries, India was in a better condition as the death rate was just 3.3 percent while the recovery rate was 28.83 percent.