Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: India reports 5,383 new Covid-19 cases, 20 deaths in last 24 hours
Is the worst of Covid over? Yes, say several scientists, perhaps for the first time in more than two years of a pandemic that affected every facet of life in every corner of the globe. The pandemic will be over but Covid will be here to stay, the scientists said as Covid numbers begin to ebb in several parts of the world, including India. The disease in its current form will still contribute to a steady background of cases, neither increasing sharply nor declining abruptly. “A dwindling fraction of these cases will be severe enough to lead to death. It is this new normal that we must become accustomed to,” Gautam I Menon, professor, Departments of Physics and Biology, Ashoka University, told PTI.