Experts also note that in the light of this, it is crucial to vaccinate more and more people as it will ensure that the hospitalisations reduce.
A study by a group of researchers in IIT-Hyderabad and IIT-Kanpur have said that the upcoming surge is likely to be less brutal as the second wave where cases rose to 4 lakhs on a daily basis.
The minister said the health department with the help of the police would be taking steps to ensure people follow COVID protocols like social distancing and wearing of masks.
In the second wave, 2,44,435 people have tested positive till May 13 and among them 1,36,322 are from rural pockets.
While the country registered a total of 3,29,113 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries now stands at 1,72,80,844.
The data updated at 8 am showed that the infection tally rose to 1,91,64,969 with 4,01,993 new cases, while the death toll increased to 2,11,853 with 3,523 daily new fatalities.
Think twice before spitting in public, because it could fetch you a fine of Rs 500. Or if you’re not wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, you might have to shell out Rs 200.
Ten districts -- Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Thane, Nashik, Bengaluru Urban, Aurangabad, Delhi, Ahmednagar and Nanded -- account for 50 per cent of the total active caseload of the country.
He pointed out that majority of public are of the view that the risk of infection has decreased and are roaming freely in public places without wearing a mask and maintaining physical distance.