The authorities are also scratching their heads trying to figure the sudden fall in the vaccination pace.
Covid cases may rise, perhaps across late December-February, but the impact of will be milder than what India experienced in the second wave, the experts said.
All these six people have a travel history of other cities and states, but no international travel history.
Denying another wave of the virus in the State, the director informed that there was no scientific proof to indicate this, and by following safety measures, people could skip the third wave.
The national capital recorded zero death due to Covid-19 and 30 fresh cases in a day with a positivity rate of 0.05 per cent, according to data shared by the Delhi health department on October 9.
The infections that had come down from a range of 600 a week back to 407 on October 3 rose again due to mindless congregations ahead of the festivities.
“We don’t have a straight-forward formula to calculate what extent the peak could reach this time after reaching 71 per cent vaccination with the 1st dose and a certain level of natural infection.
Researchers said a holiday period can amplify a possible third wave peak by up to 103 per cent and cumulative incidence in that wave by 43 per cent.
The Indore district CMHO Dr BS Setiya said all the 35 positive patients were asymptomatic and fully vaccinated. All of them are being treated in isolation.
She stressed the need to develop better vaccines that can deal with new variants, and strengthening of the regulatory mechanisms.
Taking stock of the Covid situation in the State at a meeting, the Chief Minister wanted officials to lay emphasis on the use of medicines, which yield better results with fewer side effects.
Reviewing the Covid situation in the state, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said responsible behaviour from people during the coming festival season can only prevent a third wave of the pandemic in Odisha.
The Sub-Collector said there are no reports of Covid cases in any other school in Kamakhyanagar sub-division.
Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivasa Rao also said that unless a highly infective variant comes, a Covid third wave will not occur.
This issue was ighlighted at a recent webinar titled ‘How to Reopen Schools Safely’, organised by Shycocan Corporation.