A dangerous form of corona: patients have increased shortness of breath, the polymorphic virus changed symptoms


Amid the second wave of Corona, a record 2.73 lakh infected people were found in a day on Monday morning in the country. At the same time, more than 1600 died. More than two lakh new infected are coming every day for five days.

Meanwhile, a study has also confirmed a change in the symptoms of the virus. Children and youth are also getting infected. Now, due to more breathing problems, more need of oxygen was found in the patients. However, no difference in mortality was found. 70 percent of the infected were 40 crosses at both times.

ICMR and NITI Aayog's study of 9,485 patients admitted to 40 hospitals in the country revealed that 54.9 percent had at least one disease earlier during the first wave. Now the number of such people has decreased. Now 48.6 percent of the patients already have a disease. That is, more than 50 percent of the infected do not have any disease before. It was found that 87.4 percent of the hospitalized patients had symptoms, but now the admitted patients have 74 percent of the symptoms. That is, patients without symptoms are also admitted with nervousness. The first wave was in the country from September to November 2020. This year, there is a second wave in March-April.

Number of male infected increased

This study has been done on 7600 patients of the first wave and 1885 patients admitted in the second wave. The first wave had 64.5 percent male patients, but now 63.8. Now women are also becoming more infected. The last time there was 4.2 percent of patients aged 0–19 years, which has increased to 5.8 percent. The number of patients in the age group of 20-39 years has also increased from 23.7% to 25.5%. However, the age of 40 years or more has come down from 72.2 percent to 69.8 percent.

Now 54 percent of patients need oxygen

NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul says that patients did not have much difficulty in breathing earlier. 41.7 percent had breathing problems, now 47.5 percent have been. Patients have rapid breathing symptoms.

Signs of phlegm, throat pain, lack of smelling ability, weakness, fatigue, and muscle pain, symptoms of joint pain are also reduced.

The second wave needs the most oxygen because the new strain is causing difficulty in breathing. The first 41.1 percent needed oxygen, now the number is more than 54 percent.

There is a decrease in patients needing ventilators. Earlier 37.3 percent needed ventilators, now 27.8 percent.