Sunday, June 13, 2021

COVID Second Wave ‘Very Dangerous’, Newborns, Children Between Age 1 to 5 Among Those Affected: Doctors

As the coronavirus situation in India is getting worse as the country’s daily count has been crossing the 2-lakh mark, the doctors observed that the second wave of Covid has been affecting children especially between the age of one and five.

The pediatricians asserted that the virus has been taking a toll on the Newborn and the youth. Likewise, several experts have called the Covid second wave a ‘very dangerous situation. Doctors said that the number of children getting admitted to hospital has increased 5 times as compared to the last year.

This time Covid was also seen in children and that even a few days old children were getting infected. since the new wave of Covid has started, as many as 7 to 8 children have been admitted to the hospital. She informed that the youngest among them was a new born baby who was infected in the hospital itself.

about 30 percent of the young people between the age of 15 and 30 have also been infected. In a fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Delhi has surpassed financial capital Mumbai in the daily tally of cases, becoming the worst-affected city in the country.

Delhi recorded 16,699 fresh COVID-19 cases with a sharp rise in the positivity rate to over 20 per cent, and 112 fatalities on Thursday, according to data shared by the health department. The positivity rate stands at 20.22 per cent, the highest till date in Delhi, while the death toll recorded so far is 11,652.

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