Sneha Mohan

Department of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Research Article   
    The Two Waves of the Pandemic: A Demographic Profile of COVID - 19
    Author(s): Sneha Dey*, Sneha Mohan and Dalip K Kakru

    Introduction The virus causing COVID - 19 pandemic was designated as “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS - CoV - 2)” by the ICTV on 11 February 2020. MaterialsandMethods A retro - prospective observational study undertaken to compare the demographic profile of COVID positive patients between the two waves of the pandemic. The period September 2020 to January 2021 was taken as the first wave and February 2021 to May 2021 as the second wave of the pandemic. Results During September 2020 to May 2021 covering both waves of the pandemic, 40,471 samples (nasopharyngeal / oropharyngeal swabs) were received in the BSL2 Virology lab for COVID - 19 RT PCR among which 2368 were positive. The prevalence of COVID in our tertiary care hospital w.. View More»

    DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2022/09.10.34

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