New Delhi: Of all the symptoms caused by the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, loss of hearing is not the one which is often discussed much.
In Karnataka, numerous such cases are slowly being reported across the stately currently. This is also despite the fact that numerous studies show the impact of coronavirus on the audio-vestibular system.
As per latest reports, the Manipal hospital alone has over 5 to 6 cases so far. Meanwhile, hearing impairment, severe gastric upsets and blood clots leading to gangrene, symptoms not typically observed in COVID-19 patients, have been linked by doctors in India to the so-called Delta variant.
Other than the second wave of COVID-19, Karnataka and the rest of India is also currently fighting against the rapidly increasing cases of black fungus, also known as mucormycosis.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
India continues to report less than 1 lakh daily new cases of the novel coronavirus cases, for the second consecutive day on Wednesday (June 9, 2021). According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country recorded 92,596 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The cases rose by 6,127 new infections as compared to the previous day when 86,498 new cases were reported, the lowest in 66 days.
The slight spike in new cases took the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2,90,89,069 cases on Wednesday, while the total number of active infections stood at 12,31,415 cases.
The country saw discharges outnumbering new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, as 1,62,664 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours. The numbers though promising did show a drop from the previous day’s high of 1,82,282 discharges on June 8.
The total number of patients discharged so far stood at 2,75,04,126 cases, as on Wednesday.
As many as 2219 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll of the country to 2,75,04,126 cases, as of Wednesday.