Covid 19

5-10% Hospitalization Rate, May change Rapidly: Government

New Delhi: Centre has stated that India is currently witnessing 5 to 10 % of hospitalization, in the third covid wave. The Centre further also warned that the situation is “dynamic and evolving and the need of hospital care may change rapidly”. During the tenure of second wave, the official data says, the hospitalisation rate was in the range of 20-30 per cent.

A massive surge of 1.79 lakh fresh cases was recorded this morning; the daily positivity was reported to be 13.29 per cent. About 10 days ago, the country was registering an average of 10,000-15,000 cases daily.

“The rise, it appears, is being driven by the Variant of Concern (VOC) “Omicron” and the continued presence of another VoC “Delta” in large geographies across the country,” the Health Ministry said today.

All the states and the union territories, have been asked to keep a tab of the covid situation, on oxygen beds, ICU beds, and ventilator support. There is an mandatory upgrade for the covid care centers, to have oxygen-supported beds when required, the government has said, also underscoring on engaging junior doctors, nursing, and MBBS students to ensure adequate healthcare staff.

Amid the alarming surge, Delhi, Maharashtra, and other states have been insisting they are prepared to handle the spike in infections with an adequate number of hospital beds.

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