Bengaluru: Covid – 19 cases will increase exponentially after lockdown 4.O, warned Dr V Ravi, Head of Neurovirology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS).The cases will rise from June onwards and there will be community spread.
He said “ 50% of country’s population is likely to be infected by the virus by December end. 90 percent of the population is not aware of the Corona virus infection. That is the great news. Only 5 to 10 % of virus infected people will be treated with high-flow oxygen and only 5 per cent need ventilator support.”
The Prime Minister has directed all the states to have atleast 2 Covid-19 testing laboratories, under the instruction of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Karnataka now have 60 laboratories, higher than any other states in our country.