Amidst the rising fears of the third wave of Covid 19 in India, Karnataka has reported 725 cases of the Delta variant. Neighbouring states, Maharashtra and Kerala have also reported cases of the Delta variant.
Bengaluru Reports For Highest Number of Delta Variant Cases
As per the latest reports, among the 725 cases of the Delta variant in Karnataka, Bengaluru has reported the highest number of cases at 525. At the same time, Vijayapura district reported a total of 77 cases and the coastal district of Udupi recorded a total of 40 cases.
Even though institutes like NIMHANS and the National Centre for Biological Sciences are constantly working towards genomic sequencing, tracking primary and secondary contacts of the affected persons, the Delta variant is proving to be a challenge for the authorities.
Meanwhile, around 652 children have been reported to be affected with the normal coronavirus which has alerted the authorities. However, between July 5 and July 14 around 86 cases involving a newborn to 5 years, 109 cases between 5 years to 10 years, 296 children of 11 and 18 years of age, and 161 between the ages of 19 to 20 years were found to be affected with coronavirus.
Dr. Mallikarjun member of the Indian Pediatric Doctors Association, Bengaluru President, and BBMP Child Expert Committee said that parents freely getting along with the children is (probably) causing the spread of the Covid 19 infection. He added that however if the person infected with either Covid 19 or the delta variant isolates themselves in a room and is watchful of the symptoms, the spread of the infection can be checked to a great extent.
Affected Children Have Asymptomatic Features
Reports suggest that half of the people who have been infected with the Delta variant don’t really get any symptoms. And the remaining generally have normal symptoms like cold, cough, fever, loose motion, lung infections and breathlessness. At the same time, people with Delta variant require hospitalization. Around 725 cases of the Delta variant were found in the genome sequencing examinations.
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D. Randeep, Special Commissioner (Health) amids the fears of the Delta variant said that the normal Covid 19 infection amongst children is less than 10 percent. However, this is not a case of worry as most of them are asymptomatic and are being treated at homes.
“People need not fear about the spread of Delta variant among children,” said D. Randeep.