In Karnal, 80% Covid victims had co-morbidities: Dept

Karnal, May 27

More than 80 per cent of Covid patients who died in the district had co-morbidities such as diabetes, lung diseases and hypertension, reavealed the Health Department data.

Around 40 per cent of the deceased had at least one co-morbidity, while the remaining had two or more.

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In all, 484 patients died of Covid in the district till May 25. Of them, 391 had co-morbidities. The data shows that among the victims (93) with no co-morbidities, the proportion of youths was more than old and middle-aged persons.

“The district Health Department maintains a record of every deceased to determine the cause of death. The most common factors are diabetes and hypertension. The death of youths with no co-morbidity is a cause for concern,” said Civil Surgeon Dr Yogesh Sharma.

Meanwhile, the recovery rate has improved to 93.81 per cent, while the positivity rate has reduced to 8.48 per cent. The death rate is 1.26 per cent.

On Thursday, the district reported 120 new cases, taking the number of the active cases to 1,911. In all, 401 patients recovered, while four more persons died.

The Civil Surgeon said the Covid-induced lockdown had helped in breaking the chain of infection. — TNS

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