(CTN News) – In spite of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in India, a fourth wave appears unlikely unless a new variant emerges. Over the past few days, India has reported over 7,000 cases, an increase of 40% in the last 24 hours.
“India is unlikely to see the fourth wave of COVID-19 until a new variant that differs from previous versions is reported,” said Dr. Rommel Tickoo, Director of Internal Medicine, Max Healthcare.
‘Cases rising due to surge in tourism’
Tickoo explains the rise in cases as a result of people traveling to various places and then returning to their normal lives. As he explained, “COVID-19 cases have increased likely because of increased tourism activities. People are traveling for holidays and vacations and things are almost back to normal. So these spikes are expected in quite a few states.”
‘People should not lower the guard’
Further, Dr. Tickoo stated that precautionary measures must be taken amid the spread of COVID-19. As long as the illness is mild and there is no sign of complications, like in the case of pneumonia earlier, we shouldn’t worry. But, he added, “this virus will stay here for some time. We need to be extremely careful and take all precautions, like following government guidelines and COVID-19 appropriate behavior.”