More young people testing Covid positive, different symptoms this time: Experts

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A doctor Mumbai said that they also saw children under the age of 12 and 15 treated with symptoms on the second wave of Covid-19.

A health worker collecting swab samples from people for Covid-19 test in Chandigarh on Sunday
A health worker collecting swab samples from people for Covid-19 test in Chandigarh on Sunday

When India watched the second wave of Covid-19, many young people were testing the positive viral disease compared to parents and reported different symptoms of what was common when the infection began to spread, an expert from Delhi based on the diagnostic lab told Ani’s news agency on the day Sunday.

“Many young people are testing positive covids compared to parents. The different symptoms of this time. Many complain of dry mouth, gastrointestinal problems, nausea, loose tools, red eyes, and headaches. Everyone does not complain of a fever,” Dr. Gauri Agarwal, Founder director, Diagnostic Center Genestrings, quoted by agency.

The chairman of Delhi Arvind Kelamwal recently said that 65 percent of new patients were under the age of 45 years.

“We also saw children under the age of 12 and 15 recognized with symptoms in the second wave. Last year practically no child,” Khusrav Bajan, a consultant at the National Hinduja Mumbai National Hospital and Maharashtra’s members Covid-19 Taskforce, quoted with AFP news words.

However, experts say that more data is needed to reserve anecdotal evidence in India, with the sequencing of the sample genome playing a key role.

“Sequencing will tell you about mutants that appear,” said Virology Shahid Jameel. But it doesn’t take everything you have to do – that is wearing a mask and avoid crowded places. ”

The statement came on the day when India recorded two cases of lakh covid-19 for the fourth day in a row where the total infection reached 14.78 million. Another doctor quoted by Ani’s news agency, Dr. Shyam Agrawal from Sir Gangsaram Delhi Hospital, said that according to a molecular base study, 60% of the strain was a very dangerous “double mutant”. While some states have imposed weekend and night endings, he suggested that only a long period of lock can damage the virus transmission chain.

In line with the central call for massive testing, Dr. Gauri Agarwal told Ani that testing had risen but the testing laboratory faced several challenges including calls for a collection of home samples and data updates on time. “There is a massive surge in calls for a collection of houses that are difficult to deal with. There are no problems with infrastructure / machinery. The problem lies in the rules mandated by the government to perform ICMR entries within 24 hours,” said the head of the Genestrings Diagnostic Center.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting with high-ranking officials where he stressed that there was no substitute for testing, tracking, and care. The initial testing and proper tracking remains the key to reducing mortality, the office said in a statement.

As PM Modi discussed the status of drugs, the supply of oxygen, ventilator, and vaccination, he convinced, “India has beaten Covid last year and India can do it again, with the same principles and speed and coordination.”

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