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COVID-19 Mortality Among Youth, Middle-Aged People A Cause Of Concern: Karnataka Health Minister

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar informed that he has asked the technical advisory committee and a panel of expert doctors to carry out a death audit to know the exact reason for deaths among COVID patients

COVID-19 Mortality Among Youth, Middle-Aged People A Cause Of Concern: Karnataka Health Minister
Highlights
  • Karnataka Health Minister said the state is prepared to fight COVID-19
  • State government has reserved over 33,000 beds for COVID patients
  • Private hospitals have been asked to increase COVID reserved beds to 20%

Bengaluru: Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Tuesday (April 6) expressed concern at that mortality among the youth and middle-aged people due to COVID-19. “The deaths yesterday included youths of age 25, also 35 and 40 year-olds. This has caused concern. So I have asked the technical advisory committee and a panel of expert doctors for a death audit to be done to know the exact reason for deaths,” Mr Sudhakar told reporters.

Also Read: Amid COVID-19 Surge In Karnataka, State Government Issues Fresh Guidelines

More than 1 lakh cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours, and the mortality rate is also increasing. In the state also it was up with 32 deaths yesterday, he added.

He also said the second wave of the pandemic was spreading faster than the first wave.

We cannot predict the severity of the situation right now, but we are prepared for it, said the Minister.

A total of 33,697 beds have been reserved under the government’s facility for COVID patients in the state. Besides, 15,733 oxygenated beds were available in government hospitals out of which 10,083 beds have been reserved for COVID cases, he said.

Also Read: COVID-19 Spreading At Fast Pace, Next Four Weeks Critical: Centre

We have also directed the private hospitals to increase COVID reserved beds to 20 per cent. We need to increase the number if more cases are detected, people have to be cautious in this situation, he further added.

The minister appealed to people to be cautious and follow the COVID protocol. On vaccination, Mr Sudhakar said, Karnataka was in the sixth position in the country with over 48 lakh people receiving the jab. Already 48.05 lakh people have been vaccinated till yesterday and 1,95,554 people have got the jab in the last 24 hours, he said. Over 22.5 lakh people who received vaccination were above 60 and 10.4 lakh people between 45-59 age group.

Also Read: Indian Medical Association Urges PM Modi To Start Vaccination For All Above 18 Years, Suggests Limited Lockdown

The minister further said it was not true that one will become completely immunised from the virus infection once he/she is vaccinated. However, severity of infection will be less in those who have received the shot. On requests from the film industry to remove the 50 per cent occupancy restriction in cinema halls from April 7 and allow 100 per cent seating, Mr Sudhakar said the matter will be discussed with the Chief Minister who will take a decision. Noting that Maharashtra has announced strict measures including weekend lockdown, he said.

We should not push ourselves to a similar situation in our state. People should cooperate in this regard, he added.

Also Read: Weekend Lockdown, Night Curfew And Other Restrictions In Maharashtra To Curb COVID-19 Spread

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World

23,96,06,768Cases
20,13,42,617Active
3,33,82,100Recovered
48,82,051Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,96,06,768 and 48,82,051 have died; 20,13,42,617 are active cases and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 4:15 am.

India

3,40,37,592 16,862Cases
2,03,6782,908Active
3,33,82,100 19,391Recovered
4,51,814 379Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,37,592 confirmed cases including 4,51,814 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,03,678 and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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