Coronavirus cases in India will go up for the next 10-12 days before they start to go down. The new variant, XBB.1.16, is causing more cases. Hospitals are not very busy and are expected to stay that way. The disease is getting closer to becoming a normal part of life, with a consistent number of cases. The health ministry did tests to make sure hospitals are ready for more cases. More states are telling people to wear masks again. On Wednesday, there were 7,830 new cases, the most in 223 days. There were 5,676 new cases on Tuesday.