Image Credit source: PTI
Image Credit source: PTI
Corona cases have started increasing again in the country for the last two days. In a single day, there has been an increase of about 9 percent in new cases of infection. In the last 24 hours, 4041 new cases of corona have been registered. The number of active patients in the country has also increased to 21177. The positivity rate has also increased to 0.95 percent. Due to two states in the country, an increase in corona cases has been registered. In these, the infection is spreading again in Kerala and Maharashtra. Along with the number of active patients in these states, the positivity rate of corona is also increasing rapidly. About 34 percent of the total cases in the country have come from Kerala only. In such a situation, the question arises whether these increasing cases are a sign of a new wave?
Regarding this, Kovid expert Dr. Yudhveer Singh told in a conversation with Tv9 that the increasing cases is not a sign of any new wave. Omicron’s two sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 (Omicron sub-variants BA.5 and BA.4) may be one of the reasons for the rising number of cases. Since some people still have not received the vaccine. In such a situation, there is a possibility that people who do not take the vaccine are getting infected with these variants. It may also happen that those who survived the infection in the third wave are now falling prey to this virus. But there is nothing to worry about. The characteristics of these variants are also similar to those of Omicron. In such a situation, even if some cases increase, then there will be no danger.
Why are cases increasing in Kerala and Maharashtra?
On the increasing cases in Kerala and Maharashtra, Dr. said that as earlier the cases of corona had increased in Delhi. Similarly now growing in Kerala and Maharashtra. This will continue to happen in future also and in the coming days, similarly cases of corona will increase in some other states. Right now the corona epidemic is in the endemic phase. This means that it will remain among us like dengue and malaria. That’s why small peaks of corona will keep coming. In some states, the cases of corona will increase and will decrease after some time, but now the phase of corona which was seen during the second wave will never come.
don’t be careless
Dr. says that the corona virus is constantly mutating. This is the reason why many sub-variants of Omicron variants are coming. Many new variants can come in the future as well. These variants can spread infection after the immunity is low. In such a situation, there is a need to be cautious. Especially the elderly and people suffering from chronic diseases should take special precautions.