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Maha warns of a huge surge in Covid’s case, deaths

Mumbai: In New Year’s Shocker, the Maharashtra state government warned of a Covid-19 case of Rs 800,000 and the potential for 80,000 deaths as the third wave was apparently set in the state.

“The number of Covid infections in the third wave will be enormous,” additional Health Secretary Dr Pradeep Vyas said late Friday, responsibly to all governments and health authorities. rice field.

“With a Covid case of Rs 800,000 in the third wave, even with an estimated case fatality rate of 1%, 80,000 people could die,” Dr. Vyas said in a harsh communication.

He called on the authorities “restlessly” with the story that the third Covid / Omicron wave was calm and not deadly.

“It’s just as deadly for people who haven’t been vaccinated and have comorbidities, so improve the scope of vaccination and save lives,” Dr. Vyas said.

He broke his whip and asked the authorities “don’t be self-satisfied” based on media reports suggesting that the Omicron variant is mild, saying “you need to think reasonably and scientifically.” rice field.

Dr. Vyas noted that genomic sequencing results indicate that more than 70% of cases still have delta mutations, and the numbers vary from district to district.

For the United States, Europe, and South Africa, where hospitalization rates are low compared to the surge in Covid cases, Dr. Vyas said medical views differ as to whether this is due to the unique nature of Omicron or vaccination. .. Not available on the 1st and 2nd waves.

“There are studies showing that even in the current wave, Covid’s disease is severe in unvaccinated people … they are at risk as much (or more) as in the second wave (last year),” Vyas said. The doctor warned.

This letter was sent to all department heads, district collectors, mayors, and CEOs of Zilla Parishads.

https://www.siasat.com/maha-warns-of-monstrous-surge-in-covid-cases-fatalities-2251156/ Maha warns of a huge surge in Covid’s case, deaths

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