Bhubaneswar: The fourth wave of Covid is likely to hit in the next 15 days, informed health specialist Niraj Mishra. The new variants that were identified in South Africa may be the cause behind the possible fourth wave.
The group of vaccinated people who have not yet been vaccinated and critically ill people may be more vulnerable to get affected in this wave. It has been advised that those who have not taken the second dose yet as well as the precaution dose, need to be vaccinated immediately.
The current new variant of Covid has been spreading rapidly. However, the mortality rate is very low.
“In India, the variants have been identified in Maharashtra and Delhi as of now and are more likely to hit Odisha soon. So, the people of our state need to increase immunity power in their bodies. Hence, it is important to take precautions, ” said Mishra.
He also said that currently, the Covid infection is under control in Odisha. “The state government’s co-management and vaccination drive has brought this success to the people of the state,”.
It is to be noted that no positive case was found in the hotspots of Bhubaneswar last week. Currently, the SUM Covid hospital has only 25 beds but no patients have been admitted there.
It is pertinent to mention that BMC and health experts have warned everyone to be vigilant as there is a risk of a fourth wave ahead.