According to data from the Center, hospitalizations could more than double in the third wave compared to the second wave this 2022
January 11, 2022
Third Wave: According to government data, hospital care – which was required in the second wave – was in the 20-30% range.
In New Delhi, According to the government, India is experiencing a hospitalization rate data of 5-10% in the third Covid wave. According to official data, the hospitalization rate in the second wave was between 20 and 23%. Still, the situation is “dynamic and evolving, and the need for hospital care may change rapidly.”
The government warns of a more considerable surge in cases than the previous wave but adds that for every 100 Delta cases, there could be 400-500 Omicron cases. According to the data, there could be 125-250 hospitalizations for every 100 people in the second wave.
This morning, a massive increase of 1.79 lakh new cases was recorded; the daily positivity rate was reported to be 13.29 percent. Approximately 10 days ago, the country was recording an average of 10,000-15,000 cases per day.
“It appears that the Variant of Concern (VOC) “Omicron” and the continued presence of another VoC “Delta” in large geographies across the country are driving the rise,” the Health Ministry said today.
Over 4,000 cases of the new variant according to the data have been reported in India, fueling a recent surge in infections worldwide.
All states and union territories have to keep an eye on oxygen beds, ICU beds, and ventilator support on a daily basis. The government has stated that the Covid Care centers must be upgraded to oxygen-supported beds when necessary while also emphasizing the importance of recruiting junior doctors, nursing students, and MBBS students to ensure adequate healthcare staff.
Despite the alarming increase, Delhi, Maharashtra, and other states have insisted that they are prepared to handle the increase in infections by providing enough hospital beds, despite the low hospitalizations so far.
Some top officials have pointed out that lessons were learned from the second wave when the majority of the country’s major cities buckled under the pressure of increased demand for hospital beds and medical oxygen.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the country’s Covid situation on Sunday. The virus is evolving quickly, and genome sequencing is critical, he said, emphasizing the need to speed up the vaccination of teenagers, which began last week.
Today, the country began administering booster doses to healthcare and frontline workers and those over the age of 60 who are ill.