COVID-19 infecting youth more in second wave: Odisha top health official

Bhubaneswar:  In the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic,  the virus is infecting the youngsters more than elderly people, informed Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Director Dr CBK Mohanty.

Briefing mediapersons, Dr Mohanty said the virus’ trend has changed in the second wave as it is spreading faster this time. Since elderly people were mostly infected by the virus in the first phase, antibodies have been created in their bodies. Hence, the virus is highly infectious to the youth in the second wave.

The official cautioned that the infection will further spread in coming days if people will not be cautious. Number of cases is rising in Khordha mainly because people in the state capital are nor obeying the safety guidelines.

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” Experts says the infection rate may decline in May. Currently, we are focusing on expediting the identification of infectees. But It is too early to say if the fatality rate will increase in coming days,” he said.

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