Hyderabad: There is a growing concern among public health officials and epidemiologists that private and public sector healthcare systems in the state could be overwhelmed in the coming months, as SARS-CoV-2 and H1N1 viruses may gain sufficient foothold in the community to thrive in pleasant weather conditions.
In the last few days, several top health officials – both from the state and even from the center – and dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare of the Union, called on people to follow Covid-19 appropriate behavior, as the subsequent winter is likely to cause a sharp increase in SARS-CoV-2 cases.
Telangana annually witnesses a bimodal peak of H1N1, meaning the state sees two peaks of swine flu cases, once between July and August and the second between December and January. This year, unless people strictly adhere to the Covid guidelines, cases of both H1N1 and SARS-CoV-2 are expected to increase in the coming months.
Even the models made by public health officials envisioned the increase Covid matters in the coming months. In a report ‘Projections for Covid-19 a pandemic in the state of Telangana ‘set up by public health officials, FICCI, FTCCI and ASCI, they said the SARS-CoV-2 infections could rise threefold.
According to conservative forecasts from FICCI, Telangana, by 31 December, there could be a threefold increase in Covid-19 incidents. The cumulative active cases of 27 052 on 4 October could rise to 83 564 by the end of the year.
According to the report by the end of December, the state may have cumulative Covid-19 cases of 4,63,204 while on 4 October 2006.200611. Daily business, which moves among the 2,000 across the country, could reach 3,505 by year-end.