Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi, some experts, including the Delhi health minister, have claimed that the latest wave to hit the capital will peak around 15 January, after which cases are expected to go down.
On Wednesday, Delhi logged 27,561 fresh Covid cases, which is a 29 per cent rise in the last 24 hours and the highest number of cases recorded in single day since April, 2021. The positivity rate touched 26 per cent, which was the highest in seven months.
However, experts have said that there is a silver lining in sight.
On 10 January, Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister, told NDTV that cases in the city are expected to peak in the coming days. He said, “I think that cases will peak in a day or two. This week, we will certainly see a peak. And after that, it should start going down.”
Is there any basis behind the minister’s claims? Dr Gautam Menon, professor of physics and biology at the Ashoka University, told The Quint, “According to our model, cases should peak fairly…