Diabetes top underlying condition as Covid fatalities reach 1000 mark in Haryana

Diabetes top underlying condition as Covid fatalities reach 1000 mark in Haryana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14

As fatalities due to Covid reach the 1,000 mark in Haryana today, it has been found that nearly 72 per cent of those who succumbed to the virus had one or the other underlying conditions.

According to official figures of the Health Department, diabetes had emerged as an underlying medical condition and the single largest reason for fatalities in Covid patients as the disease had claimed 12 per cent of the total lives lost due to the virus.

Five per cent of those who lost the battle to Covid suffered from hypertension while heart disease and respiratory diseases had a share of 4 per cent each in the total deaths.

Kidney disease was responsible for 3 per cent of deaths, cancer for 2 per cent and anaemia, liver disease and neurological disorders were recorded as underlying medical conditions in case of 1 per cent of the victims.

While 4 per cent had underlying medical conditions other than those mentioned above, in 3 per cent of the cases, the issue was still under investigation.

The Health Department’s weekly report on Covid said 32 per cent of those who succumbed to Covid had multiple comorbidities.

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