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Deadly Third Wave of COVID-19 in Delhi Likely to Last Few More Weeks: Doctors

New Delhi: As the national capital is fighting a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, health experts on Thursday stated that Delhi is right now facing the third wave of the infection which is likely going to last at least few more weeks.

Even though the previous week offered a few indications of a slowdown in new COVID-19 cases in Delhi compared with the past five weeks, the resurgence cannot be said to be over yet, as per doctors.

There is, nonetheless, no unanimity amongst them about when the curve will flatten.

As per Dr Ajay Aggarwal, Director, Internal medication, Fortis Hospital in Noida, the second wave of corvid-19 finished in October and the third wave began around mid-November and is probably going to end in mid-January and post that.

Aggarwal said to IANS: “Third COVID-19 wave has more respiratory symptoms and patients are coming with severe breathlessness and decreased saturation.”

He included: “We are expecting a surge in post-COVID complications like lung fibrosis in patients who had severe disease, post-COVID depression and chronic fatigue syndromes,”

Until Wednesday night, Delhi had recorded 545,787 cases and 8,720 deaths. Presently, there are 38,287 ongoing cases.

The national capital has recorded 5,246 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours with 99 additional fatalities.

Dr Arun Kumar P, Consultant – General Medicine, Apollo TeleHealth said to IANS that the first wave hit the country in the months of May-June. The second wave began in the month of September and ended around October 10.

He added that the third wave which started in the first week of November has already passed its peak and we are expecting that within the next couple of weeks the third wave will pass.

As indicated by Dr Navneet Sood, Pulmonary Consultant, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital in New Delhi, keeping in mind the winters which unfortunately add to the viral infection and respiratory issues, presently it is considerably harder to state till when this situation will continue.

Sood said: “We have witnessed patients losing lives but still some people can be seen accepting it as the normal flu, and this flawed understanding is far more dangerous than COVID-19 itself.”

 

 

 

with IANSinputs