People aged above 60 should take precautions to avoid COVID infection

Raipur, Feb 02: Cases of Coronavirus infection may be decreasing but the death toll is still high. During the week of January 22 to January 28, 43 deaths occurred. The deceased included 67 percent male and 33 percent female. According to information 14 people aged above 60 years have died due to Coronavirus last week. The state level death audit report revealed that 81 percent of deaths of COVID patients occurred due to co morbidity while 19 percent was due to COVID. The case fatality rate was 6.66 over the age of 60 years and 1.59 CFR in persons aged 45-59 years. The committee also reviewed that 35 percent of the patients died within 24 hours of hospitalization while 7 percent died within 2 to 3 days.
According to doctors people are not undergoing Coronavirus test despite having COVID symptoms. Experts say that if the elderly have symptoms of cold, cough, fever, fatigue etc., they must go to doctors immediately and undergo Coronavirus test.
A man from Balodabazar was suffering from fever and coughs since December 29 and sought treatment locally. On January 12 he went to Balodabazar clinic and brought medicines. Again on January 19 he showed up in the clinics due to shortness of breath. He tested negative in antigen test but on January 20 the Truenat test confirmed COVID infection in him. But before he could get treatment he died on January 22.
A 63-year-old man of Raipur district was experiencing cough symptoms since January 11. He was admitted to a private hospital on January 22 and died after treatment on January 25. A 43-year-old man from Rajnandgaon underwent a test on January 13 after suffering from fever and cough, and died on January 24, even after treatment.

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