Nagpur: In the 1st seven days of the year 2022 is a huge relief for Vidarbha, the hospitalization data of patients who tested positive for coronavirus. Since the date of December 28, more than 94% of the patients found positive (Omicron Wave) are recovering in home isolation. More than 55% of patients do not have any symptoms at all. While others have mild symptoms. Less than 6% require severe hospitalization, and only a few of them require oxygen. Even about 1% of the patients in the Vidarbha region are not on ventilator. No patient who tested positive on or after the date of December 28 has died at all in this area so far.
Doctors have maintained that the wave may not be very intense in the Vidarbha region as this region was the epicenter for the delta, and some have natural antibody protection as well.
In the last 7 days, 3,121 new cases of coronavirus have been found in the Vidarbha region. Most of them can also be infected with the Omicron virus variant.
The current round of hospitals in Nagpur district shows that out of about 2,050 ‘active cases’, only 199 patients are either in the hospital or in coronavirus care centers. About 20 of them require a lot of oxygen, up to 3 liters, which is not very much. Out of 257 covid patients treated in Amravati district, 234 are at home. Chandrapur district 140 out of 147 patients are in home isolation.
Mildly Symptomatic Patients
Dr. Nitin Shinde, an expert in infectious diseases, has said that the next two weeks are very important. Some patients got coronavirus infection during the delta wave in the Vidarbha region. Then there was vaccination. Because of this some of them have hybrid immunity due to recent infections and vaccines. Such patients will either not be infected at all, or will recover without symptoms. Around 90% of the patients admitted to his hospital (Alexis) are asymptomatic and were found positive during mandatory RT-PCR even before elective surgery or delivery etc.
Some asymptomatic or even mildly symptomatic patients are quite eager to be admitted to the hospital. Dr. Nitin has said that unnecessary hospitalization should be avoided. There is no need to be admitted if you have mild symptoms of covid. They will be fine at home.