New Delhi: A new study by the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) has revealed that more people below 50 years of age died from Kovid-19 than people above 65 years of age. The study was conducted by Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, Dr. Rakesh Malhotra, Chief, AIIMS Trauma Center and many others. The study, published in the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, mainly deals with the deaths of Covid-19 adult patients between April 4 and July 24 last year.
The AIIMS study on COVID-19 deaths was conducted to find out the causes of mortality in patients admitted to COVID-19 centers in India as well as to interpret the clinical epidemiological features. About 654 adult patients were admitted to the ICU during the study period. Of this, 247 died and the mortality rate was recorded at about 37.7%. Adult patients were divided into several age groups to make the study easier. Like 18 to 50, 51 to 65 and above 65 years. The study shows that 42.1% of the deaths occurred in the age group of 18-50 years, 34.8% in the age group of 51-65 and 23.1% in the age group of 65 and older.
ICU mortality rate of Kovid-19 patients between 8.0% to 66.7%
Common aspects in most of these Kovid-19 patients include high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney disease. He was also suffering from fever, cough and shortness of breath. Data for all deceased patients was collected in their electronic medical reports, patients’ daily progress report charts, as well as ICU nursing notes. Various studies have found ICU mortality in Kovid-19 patients to be between 8.0% to 66.7%. Several other countries, such as the US, Spain and Italy, have also reported similar mortality rates.
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Meanwhile, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria has said that vaccination is the way out of the corona virus epidemic. He has given a timeline for the availability of jabs for children against Kovid-19. Guleria said that providing the Kovid-19 vaccine for children will be a big achievement and it will pave the way for the reopening of schools.
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