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Corona cases are increasing continuously in the country for the last one week. There have been 5,233 new cases of corona in the last 24 hours. Although about 70 percent of the cases are coming only from Kerala and Maharashtra (Covid cases in kerala), but in view of the increasing cases, a fourth wave is being feared. On the other hand, experts say that the corona epidemic in the country is in the endemic phase and some cases will keep coming. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) says that at present there is no danger of fourth wave of corona in the country, but patients suffering from serious illness and elderly need to take special precautions.
ICMR scientist Dr. Samiran Panda says that at present there is no data or indication related to the fourth wave in the country. In such a situation, there is no possibility of a fourth wave, but people should follow the rules of prevention from Kovid. Along with applying masks in crowded areas, there is also a need to follow social distance.
Kovid expert Dr. Yudhveer Singh says that the increasing cases of corona in the country is not a sign of the fourth wave. It is possible that cases are increasing because of Omicron sub variant BA.5 (Omicron sub variant BA.5). Although its symptoms are also similar to the old variant. In this case, the cases will not increase much. The epidemic in the country is in the endemic phase. In this situation, cases will increase in some or the other state every short time, but their speed will not be such that there will be danger. However, at present the people who are getting infected. It is necessary to pay attention to their symptoms. If there is some change in the symptoms, then one has to be cautious about it. Also, in view of the possibility of any new variants, genome sequencing will also have to be done continuously.
Cases increasing in Kerala and Maharashtra
Corona cases are increasing rapidly in the country in Maharashtra and Kerala. The positivity rate of corona in Kerala has exceeded 10 percent, in Maharashtra it is about 6 percent. That is, in Maharashtra, 6 people are getting infected per 100 people tested. Most of the cases in Maharashtra are coming from Mumbai. More than a thousand cases have come in this city in the last 24 hours. According to the World Health Organization, an increase of more than five percent of the positivity rate indicates an increase in the scope of the epidemic.