Cove 19 deaths in India could rise by mid-May: US research

India’s daily tally of coronavirus-induced deaths could peak by mid-May at 5,600, an American study has warned. This would mean that close to three lakh people may lose their lives to Covid-19 in the country between April and August alone. The study, titled ‘COVID-19 projections’ was conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Published on April 15 of this year, the study pinned hope on India’s nationwide vaccination drive to tide over the second wave of the pandemic.