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Mohali: The 14 individuals who have misplaced their life to Covid-19 had been sufferers of a number of comorbidities and 78% of them had been above the age of 52, in line with Mohali civil surgeon Dr Manjit Singh, making an attempt to underline the virus is much less deadlier for wholesome people.
The well being division had carried out assessments on 16 lifeless folks introduced to varied hospitals throughout the district, out of which three had examined optimistic.
Singh mentioned, “The 65-year-old man from Kharar who was the 14th fatality attributable to Covid-19 was one other comorbid affected person. He breathed his final whereas present process remedy at PGI, Chandigarh. He was a affected person of a number of comorbidities. Earlier, sufferers with excessive blood sugar ranges, acute hypertension, asthmatic, most cancers sufferers and kidney failure sufferers have been victims.” He mentioned such sufferers are susceptible to the an infection as their immunity ranges had dropped to a stage the place the physique stops combating the virus. Out of those 14 affected person’s, 9 are above the age of 65 years.
Singh mentioned one of many sufferers was 82-year-old whereas two had been comparatively younger — a 43-year-old anchor of a Punjabi TV information channel and a 42-year-old resident of Preet Colony, Zirakpur. The TV anchor suffered from kidney failure and underwent kidney transplant earlier than testing optimistic. Singh mentioned the restoration price in Mohali is kind of beneficial at 62%.
Mohali had recorded solely three deaths attributable to Covid-19 from April 1 until Could 8. From June 30, 11 deaths had been reported, making it one each 55 hours.