According to a LocalCircles poll, the Delhi-NCR region has had the worst case of viral fever and Covid in the past 30 days, affecting eight out of ten households. Members of the impacted families have displayed symptoms resembling Covid, including fever, runny nose, and exhaustion.
Most often, people appear to prefer using home test kits to determine whether they have Covid or whether they are experiencing a viral fever. Regardless of the circumstances, both run the risk of spreading to other family members, especially the young ones who live in these homes.
As per the Survey:
1) More homes were affected by the monsoon season this year than last, according to the survey results. In July-August of last year, 41% of homes stated that someone in their family was ill, compared to 82% of households this year.
2) Covid instances are probably a factor in this year’s increase.
We must acknowledge that the pandemic is far from over. I urge everyone to completely follow Covid acceptable behaviour. On August 16, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena warned, “We cannot afford to let our guard down.
The warning was issued when Delhi reported 917 new instances of Covid, a 20% test positivity rate, and three fatalities in the previous day. A growing number of viral or flu illnesses are being reported by hospitals and medical professionals in addition to Covid. People have typically complained of a runny nose, headache, sore throat, and exhaustion in these situations. There are also reports of some people having fevers.
Over 11,000 people responded to a poll that LocalCircles conducted among inhabitants of Delhi and the NCR cities of Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, and Faridabad in order to understand the scope of the spread and risk. 37% of respondents were female, while 63% of respondents were men.
In the past 30 days, one or more members of over eight in ten Delh-NCR survey homes have experienced viral/flu-like symptoms. Of these, 54% of households indicated that two or three family members had the flu or were recuperating from it in the previous month, while 23% of households claimed that four or more members were afflicted. An additional 8% of families had at least one person exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Only 15% of survey respondents said there were no affected persons in their families.
Although flu-like symptoms and viral fever are normal during the monsoon season, this year’s incidence is twice as high as it was last year. Last year, one or more members of 41% of Delhi-NCR homes were affected; this year, that number has increased to 82%.
In conclusion, eight out of ten households in Delhi-NCR have at least one person who has experienced viral or flu-like symptoms within the past 30 days, and this year’s rate of spread is twice as great as it was during the same time period last year when only four out of ten households were affected.
After the Delta wave, Covid’s spread in the months of July and August 2021 was minimal, but Delhi-Omicron NCR’s infection seems to be ongoing with BA.1 and BA.2 in January and April, BA.2.12.1 and BA.2.38 in June, and now BA.2.75. Citizens must now adhere to Covid-appropriate behavior, which includes donning masks and avoiding eye contact.