‘Omicron wave ebbing in Mumbai; in rest of India, it could linger till March'
The Times of India Mumbai|January 18, 2022
The waning of the Omicron wave has begun in Mumbai, but it may take at least another month before the rest of the country experiences a decline in the third wave.
Malathy.Iyer

As for the pandemic, with some European countries having registered around five Covid-19 waves between 2020 and 2022 so far, it may continue to linger—though not in as debilitating a manner as it was in 2020—if new mutations of concern occur, said experts.

“Based on the various mathematical models, the Omicron wave in India will last until the last week of January or early February,” said epidemiologist Dr Giridhar Babu. The Omicron wave typically takes three weeks to reach a peak and is about three times faster than the Delta wave to do so. “The next two weeks are crucial across India,” he added.

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