Covid fatalities on the rise; dengue, typhoid also spread tentacles

Health experts advise people to stay indoors, avoid crowd

Covid fatalities on the rise; dengue, typhoid also spread tentacles

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Sunit Dhawan

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, November 12

Along with a steep hike in the number of Covid-19 cases, the cases of dengue and typhoid are also on the rise. The health experts have advised the people to take the necessary precautions and avoid visiting markets or other crowded public places.

While the number of Covid-19 cases in Rohtak touched the 9,000 mark today, as many as 171 cases of dengue have also been registered in the district till date. Cases of malaria seem to be under control this year.

Apart from Covid and dengue, typhoid is also spreading its tentacles. A considerable number of typhoid cases is being reported from Rohtak and nearby areas, though the record of the typhoid cases was not available with the local Health authorities.

“The renewed surge in the number of Covid cases is worrisome. The residents should realise that their well-being is more important that celebrating festivals by venturing out into the markets or socializing,” says Dr Anil Birla,  

Meanwhile, a spurt has been witnessed in the Covid-19 casualties at Rohtak PGIMS over the last three days.

As per official data, as many as 25 Covid patients from different districts admitted at PGIMS have died in last three days. Of these, seven persons died on Tuesday, 11 on Wednesday and seven on Thursday.

“This is a serious matter, while the people are still taking it casually. There is no room for complacence and utmost care needs to be taken in the given circumstances,” said Dr Gajendra Singh, Public Relations Officer at the PGIMS.

He cautioned the people against going to crowded places and advised them to use face-masks, hand-sanitizers, observe physical distancing and wash their hands frequently.

“People need to be more careful now. The children and the elderly need to be extra-cautious as they are more vulnerable to the disease,” he maintained.


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