News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Wed, 14 Oct 2020 09:17 AM IST
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This shows that if a person is already struggling with a disease compared to a healthy person, then he is 15 times more likely to die from corona. If the patient has high blood pressure, diabetes, heart, liver or kidney disease, he is more likely to die after being infected with Kovid-19.
However, earlier scientists from all over the world also underlined the possibility of patients suffering from any disease from corona dying the most. It is for the first time that the government has released data showing the relationship between the dead in India and the deaths of patients already suffering from any disease.
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The country most affected by Corona is America. A study by the country’s federal agency ‘Center for Disease Control and Prevention’ (CDC), published in June, showed that the death rate of healthy people from Corona was 1.6 per cent, compared to 19.5 per cent of those already suffering from a disease. These figures match the figures released by India.
Experts said that it may take time for corona patients already suffering from a disease to improve. Dr. Vikas Maurya, Head of Respiratory Medicine and Interventional Pulmonology at Fortis Hospital, said the recovery process of a corona patient could be interrupted in conditions like heart, kidney or liver disease or diabetes etc. He said, patients already struggling with any disease take longer to recover from corona.
The Health Ministry reported that 88 percent of patients who died of corona were over 45 years of age. At the same time, 53 percent of the patients over 60 years of age die from corona. 70 percent of patients who die from Corona are men.