Indore: With the increasing number of cases, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 has also been increasing as the average number of deaths in the last week was pegged at seven in the city. As many as 531 deaths had taken place till September 24 and the number is increasing swiftly.
However, when going through the death analysis done by experts’ committee, it was found that the major reason of deaths include comorbid conditions mainly diabetes and hypertension and another reason for the same is reaching late to the hospital.
The data suggests that over 47 percent deceased had diabetes while 41 percent of them had hypertension and 17 percent had both. Similarly, highest of number deceased falls in age group between 61-80 years while highest deaths took place in Shri Aurobindo Hospital.
“Yes, the number of deaths has increased in the last few days and reason behind it is reaching late to hospital and comorbid conditions. Patients should not neglect any symptoms of the disease and should get himself tested at fever clinics as early diagnose can lead to early treatment and saving life,” district contact tracing in-charge Dr Anil Dongre said.
He added that the reason of highest number of deaths in any hospital is that they have treated highest number of patients as compared to other hospitals.
We are focusing in pulling down death rate: CMHO
Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr Pravin Jadia said that that they are focusing on pulling down the death rate. “A team of experts led by MGM Medical College Dean Dr Jyoti Bindal analyzed the reasons over which administration and department works. People having comorbid conditions must be extra careful and follow the norms of sanitizer, mask, and social distancing,” he said.
47 % patients had diabetes, 41 % had hypertension, 17 % had both
Comorbid conditions have become a major reason of deaths among patients and the most fatal are diabetes which is over 41 percent patients had diabetes, 41 percent had hypertension, and 17 percent patients had both.
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