The condition of popular Assamese singer Vitali Das, who is currently admitted at the Kalapahar Covid Hospital in Guwahati continues to be critical.

The singer recently tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Covid Hospital.

Vitali Das reportedly contacted the virus while performing during a Bihu function at Latasil playground in Guwahati.

“The singer is currently admitted in the ICU and is on ventilation.  She is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 infections,’ said Gauhati Mediocal College and Hospital (GMCH) superintendent Abhijit Sarma.

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“Our doctors are providing Vitali with the best treatment possible to save her life. However, her condition continues to be critical as she battles for her life,” said Sarma.

As regards the mutant variant strain of Covid-19 that has been causing havoc in India, doctors said that more and more young individuals are getting infected by the virus.

“This time we have witnessed severe symptoms among the infected cases that we received. About 70 per cent of the positive people are asymptomatic,” Sarma said.

“In case of the original strain people had suffered from symptoms like fever, cough with their condition gradually deteriorating. However, this time once a person tests positive to the variant strain of Covid-19 he has been found to develop pneumonia and respiratory distress,” said the GMCH superintendent said.

More people in the age group of 20-40 years are getting infected by this mutant strain.

Currently, four patients are on ventilation and another 60 are on oxygen support at the GMCH.

1651 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Assam on Tuesday, while the disease claimed three more lives.

Assam at present has 7685 active cases.

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