New Delhi: A report by the State Bank of India (SBI) said that the current COVID wave in India may last up to 100 days when counted from February 15.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country in the second wave is expected to be around 25 lakh, the report said. It further said that the number of cases might reach peak in the second half of April.
Mass vaccination is the “only hope” to win the battle against the pandemic, the report said, adding that lockdowns or restrictions have been “ineffective”.
The report also suggested increase in the pace of vaccination across the country.
It said that increasing daily vaccination from the current 34 lakh to 40-45 lakh per day would mean that inoculation of citizens over 45 years can be completed in four months from now.