Tribune News Service
Faridabad, June 6
Co-morbidities have resulted in the death of 75.6 per cent of the total patients who have died due to Covid in the district. With a tally of 711 deaths to date, the district is placed at the third spot in the state.
Revealing that co-morbid conditions like obesity, hypertension, heart disease and diabetes mellitus, pulmonary koch (pulmonary TB), COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and renal failure have been responsible for deterioration in the condition of patients leading to death ultimately, a senior official of the Health Department said that of the total 711 deaths in the district, 538 have been found to be victims of co-morbidity. Only 173 patients, who have died due to Covid, had no co-morbidity, it is claimed.
It is believed that patients with underlying health conditions or co-morbidities have an increasingly rapid and severe progression often leading to death after being infected.
“In medical terms, co-morbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions often co-occurring (that is, concomitant or concurrent) with a primary condition,” said a doctor who added that it describes the effect of all other conditions an individual patient might have other than the primary condition of interest, and could be physiological or psychological.
In the context of mental health, co-morbidity often refers to disorders that are often coexistent with each other such as depression and anxiety disorders, he elaborates.
Meanwhile, the district entered the 30th day today when the number of new cases had been less than the number of recovered ones. Claiming that continuous testing, tracking and treatment combined with awareness drive had led to speedy improvement, DC Yashpal Yadav said that increased vaccination has also helped in providing a safeguard against the infection. The mortality rate has slipped to 0.7 per cent, he said.
With a total of over 8.64 lakh persons tested so far, which is around 50 per cent of the city’s population, the test per lakh has reached 47,985, it is added.
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