Researchers earlier predicted that we might have to face the fourth wave of COVID-19 in India.
Do you think we are heading towards the fourth wave of coronavirus. Do we still need to take precautions to stay safe with coronavirus infection? Find below to get more information.
Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Infection
According to the Union Health Ministry, India has been slowly moving towards the fourth wave of COVID-19.
The latest data shows that we have as many as 12,781 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
The Indian states that have shown a sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 cases include Uttar Pradesh (UP), Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu (TN), West Bengal, Delhi and Maharashtra.
Although, the above states have still not received any severe cases so far, health officials continue to warn patients who have influenza-like illnesses. And so, they have urged them to go ahead for testing, tracking and treatment before it becomes severe.
Omicron Sub variants to Blame?
Some experts have an opinion that the above surge in the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country may be due to the presence of Omicron sub-lineages including BA.2.38 and BA.2. However, at some other parts of the country, BA.5 and BA.4 have shown prevalence.
On the other hand, European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention have already declared BA.5 and BA.4 Omicron sub-variants to be the variants of concern.
What Are the Symptoms to Watch Out For?
There are some of the most common symptoms shown by the Omicron variant that includes certain skin problems, gastrointestinal issues, joint pain, runny nose, sore throat, and fever.
Some other symptoms that make the patient critical include dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath and more. In such cases, the patient needs to contact to a nearby hospital.
In the presence of so many COVID-19 cases being prevalent in India, it’s the responsibility of people to take necessary precaution to safeguard their health.
It’s mainly because of the fact that the SARs-CoV-2 virus is still unknown to us and there are no major treatment options available as well. In such a circumstance, it will be best to stay safe by taking adequate precaution.
Wearing Masks to Avoid the Fourth Wave of COVID-19
As we have already surpassed the difficult times due to COVID-19, but due to the number of cases started rising again, there is a need to wear mask, especially if you have to go outside.
In case, you have symptoms or may develop such symptoms because of others, you need to take some extra precautionary measure to stay safe.
Be Alert of Your Own Health
Please note that you don’t need to wait for the worst to come. Instead, try to be alert and be prepared in advance.
Instead of health experts issue warning in this regard, you need to take the most viable precautions to stay safe.
COVID Testing Kits
Before waiting for another COVID-19 wave, it’s better to take home COVID-19 testing kit. As mild symptoms also indicate the presence of COVID-19, it will be best to make use of the testing kit.
In spite of the above, always try to go for a RT-PCR test to make sure COVID-19 diagnostics. You can always go for a more reliable test if you are unsure about the test.
There are some precautions that you need to take to stay away from the infection of coronavirus. The best you can do is to avoid huge gatherings. Even if you have to attend any such gathering, try to wear mask at all times.
As we all know that SARs-CoV-2 virus can spread by aerosol droplets, it has the possibility to make other people infected which can also happen by coming in contact with a person coughing, sneezing, singing, or talking.
Go For COVID-19 Booster Shots
As per the latest Covid news, if you are over 18 years of age and are eligible to get a booster shot against COVID-19, then don’t wait. It’s time to get a booster shot against the virus.
Even if you are fully vaccinated with both the doses of COVOD-19, you must get a booster dose as it will continue to act your immune system against any sort of pathogen. And so, it will help produce COVID-19 antibodies against any possible infection.
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