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India is likely to see a wave of peaks in Covid-19 cases, say experts

Looking at India numbers makes little sense, as handful of states dominate growth in cases

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Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
India is likely to see a wave of peaks in Covid-19 cases across the country instead of one single high, with the coronavirus spreading at a different pace in most states, experts said.

While most epidemiologists have predicted a peak of infection in late July-August, many feel the concept of a national peak is nebulous. The three states — Maharashtra, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu — with highest case-counts are slowing down, but infections in eastern and southern states are surging.
 
“I do not see a national peak soon, but I see a wave of peaks cascading through the nation in

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First Published: Jul 20 2020 | 12:33 AM IST

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