The outbreak of a second wave of COVID-19 is having a serious impact on the country’s health system, as medical experts have found the new variants have a lower recovery rate.
“The second wave of COVID-19 is spreading very quickly in India and could affect Andhra Pradesh. The new variants quickly thicken and clot, ”said Kutikuppala Surya Rao, a national professor at the Indian Medical Association College of General Practitioners in Chennai who was awarded the Padma Shri for his HIV-AIDS study.
“When infected with COVID-19, a thrombus can form in a vessel and remain there. It prevents normal blood and oxygen flow and leads to serious health complications at high speed. Saving patients then becomes a Herculean task for medical professionals, ”said Dr. Surya Rao, who researches infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Dr. Suryarao feared that this time the death rate would be higher compared to the first wave. “According to reports from the World Health Organization, the recovery rate for patients affected by the second wave of COVID has decreased. The recovery rate used to be 99.34%, now it’s 94.1%. This means that up to six out of 100 people fell victim to the second wave, ”explained Dr. Surya Rao, who is from Srikakulam District.
He urged the Andhra Pradesh government to raise awareness of safety precautions at all levels as new cases are reported in the state more and more every day. “To solve the problem, people of all groups should take preventive measures such as physical distancing, frequent disinfection and wearing masks. Vaccination should also be a top priority, ”added the expert, who is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.