Endemic stage of Covid-19 imminent as 10,158 new cases detected in India

Shillong, April 13: Coronavirus is set to enter the endemic stage as 10,158 new cases were detected across the country, experts have said.

The daily positive rate has risen to 4.42%. Experts have noted that the increase in cases, rather than being a new wave, appears to be an endemic cycle.

According to experts, the number of cases may continue to increase over the following 10 to 12 days before declining. Despite the fact that there are more occurrences, hospitalisation rates are low and are predicted to stay low, they stated.

According to them, the sub-variant of Omicron known as XBB.1.16 is what is responsible for the present increase in Covid cases.

The majority of the assigned variants exhibit little to no substantial differences in terms of disease severity, transmissibility, or immune evasion, even if Omicron and its sub-lineages remain the dominant variant.

From 21.6 percent in February of this year to 35.8 percent in March, the prevalence of XBB.1.16 increased. The sources claimed that there hasn’t been any information indicating a rise in hospitalisation or fatality.

The number of coronavirus cases in India increased by 7,830 on Wednesday, the most in 223 days, according to figures from the Union Health Ministry. The information revealed that there are now 40,215 active cases.

On April 10 and 11, a nationwide simulated drill to assess hospital readiness was staged in response to the increase in Covid-19 cases.

The drill was attended by up to 36,592 public and private facilities from all regions.

According to officials, there are currently more than 10 lakh beds accessible throughout the nation. Of those, 54,040 are ICU beds with combined ventilation and 90,785 are oxygen-supported beds.

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