The pandemic coronavirus outbreak has caused an alarming situation in the country with the number of cases continues to rise.
The high death rate among COVID-19 patients in Indore which is currently at 10%, is over three times the national average and has been rocketing for most of the past week.
As per a media report, Indore, the commercial capital of central India, has also turned out to be MP’s corona hotspot.
It has recorded 23 deaths, twice that of the state of Telangana, and accounts for 11% of the national toll and 72% of MP’s body count. Seven deaths happened in the last two days.
It was found that most of the COVID-19 deaths in Indore happened within a day or two of admission – the test results coming later – indicating that the patients didn’t notice the signs or delayed seeking medical help. Also, all of them had hypertension or diabetes, or both, which made it worse.
Other factors seen in Indore of COVID-19
The other factor seen in Indore is “extensive bilateral pneumonia (infection of both lungs)”, said Bhargava. About 26% of the dead had pneumonia. Many people mistake mild symptoms of pneumonia for general cough and cold but when COVID-19 is added to the equation, things go downhill rapidly.
Also, the majority of patients in Indore are elderly. Analysis of the dead patients’ records shows that except for a 30-year-old, all those who died were above 40 years of age. Around half of them were above 50 years old.
For the uninitiated, 11 COVID patients have recovered in IndoreMost of the coronavirus cases detected across Indore did not seem to have any primary or secondary contact.