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Bengaluru: The state health authorities are crossing their fingers as Karnataka is nearing the Covid peak period. As per a report by the IIT Kanpur Technical Recommendation Committee, the peak is predicted to start from the third week of June.
State Health Minister K. Sudhakar has said that the IIT Kanpur team, which has given an accurate report on the last three Covid waves, has predicted a spike in the number of Covid cases in the state from the third week of June. The report says the peak will last till October.
The Health department is observing the situation closely and making preparations. The Covid variant which is surfacing these days is not fierce and there is no need for the people to panic, the minister said.
However, the authorities fear that as the caseload sees a spike, there might be a concerning situation though the variant is not showing any fierce hospitalisation symptoms in patients so far.
Dr. K. V. Srinivasa, Associate Professor of Medicine and consulting physician, talking to IANS explained that in the current scenario, the number of cases is high. There are no severe symptoms found and the cases requiring hospitalisation are also less.
In case of an increase in caseload like the second wave, the situation might turn serious. As there is an increase in the number of Covid cases, naturally the number of cases with severe symptoms might see a spike. If one patient in 100, 2 patients per 1,000 patients develop severe symptoms, then there will be a situation, he explained.
Dr. Srinivasa further explained that presently the situation is under control. Many people are approaching with upper respiratory problems. But, typical Covid symptoms are not shown. All are not advised to get Covid test done. Even if we suggest Covid tests, patients are asking us to start the treatment confident of getting better at home isolation. Recovery is also more, Dr Srinivasa says.
Dr. Pruthu Narendra Dhekane, Consultant Infectious Diseases, Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru says, We have faced three big waves right now, and the fourth wave hopefully should not be as severe as the earlier one. This is a statistical phenomenon which is seen in most of the propagated epidemics and there may be variations depending upon various factors, but in the best-case scenario we hope it follows the standard pattern.
It is difficult to say what are the exact causative factors for it, but overall looking at the bigger picture over the last three years Covid has been a pandemic following a propagated epidemic pattern, he says.
He explains that the sub-variants or variants are bound to come as every virus like every other living being evolves in order to survive.


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