Jaipur: In current Covid surge, patients report cough with phlegm


JAIPUR: The surge in Covid cases is different from the first and second waves as this time patients are coughing with phlegm and cold, while in earlier two waves, the patients had dry cough.

No dry cough has been seen in patients in the current Covid surge. Also, while Covid- patients in first and second waves had high fever, in the current surge, low grade fever is seen.

Sawai Man Singh Medical College principal Dr Sudhir Bhandari informed the state government about the difference between the first, second and the current surge in Covid cases.

“Currently, we have seen that most of the Covid patients have not lost their smell and taste, like in earlier two waves. But, the main difference is that in the first two waves, the patients had reported dry cough, but in current surge, more patients are reporting coughing with phlegm and cold,” said Dr Bhandari.

Besides, respiratory distress is quite rare in current cases, while in second wave, it was severe even without co-morbidity and high oxygen was required.

Besides, pneumonia was seen first wave and significant pneumonia with high score on chest CT was witnessed in the second wave, in the current surge, cases are showing no congestion.

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