The number of fresh infections reported in India was 48786, six% higher than last year. The total death toll is close to the 4 mark; since yesterday there have been 1,005 deaths reported. So far, 3,04 crore total cases have been noted in the country.
The number of daily recoveries continues to exceed the number of daily cases for this four ninth consecutive day after a tough fight against a deadly second wave. India currently accounts for 1,72 per cent of the total cases with 5,23,257 active cases.
COVID-19 symptoms vary, but frequently include fever, tough cough, headache, fatigue, difficulty breathing and smell and taste loss. Symptoms can start one to 14 days after exposure There are not noticeable symptoms in at least 1/3 of those infected.
Most (81 per cent) develop mild to moderate (up to mild pneumonia) symptoms, while 14 per cent develop severe symptoms (dyspnea, hypoxia or over 50 per cent pulmonary involvement on imagery) and 5 per cent experience critical sypertoms (respiratory failure, shock, or multiorgan dysfunction).
The risk of developing serious symptoms is higher for the Elderly. For months after recovery, several effects (long COVID) continue to occur for some people and organ damage was seen. More studies are ongoing to examine further the long-term effects of this virus.