Connect with us

News

Higher COVID Fatality Reported In Patients Below 50 Compared To 65+ Age Group, Suggests AIIMS Study

The study aimed to describe the clinic epidemological feature and the causes of mortality of patients admitted in dedicated COVID centres in India

Higher COVID Fatality Reported In Patients Below 50 Compared To 65+ Age Group, Suggests AIIMS Study
Highlights
  • Study covered dead adult patients admitted from April 4 to July 24 2020
  • During the study period, 654 adult patients were admitted to the ICU
  • The study found hospital mortality at 18.2%; ICU mortality at 36.1%

New Delhi: COVID-19 fatality in people under the age of 50 is higher than those above the age of 65, a single-center retrospective study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi has suggested. A study published in the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, authored by AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria, Chief of the AIIMS trauma center Dr Rajesh Malthotra, and several others, covered dead adult patients who were admitted between April 4 to July 24, 2020.

Also Read: Delta Plus Variant Has More Affinity For Lung Tissues Than Other COVID-19 Strains: Central Panel Chief

This study aimed to describe the clinic epidemological feature and the causes of mortality of patients admitted in dedicated COVID centres in India.

During the study period, a total of 654 adult patients were admitted to the ICU, out of which, 247 died. A mortality per cent of 37.7 per cent was recorded (247 out of 654). Adult patients were further divided into age groups of 18 to 50, 51 to 65 and above 65, to compare their clinical characteristics and outcomes. The study shows 42.1 per cent were between 18-50, 34.8 per cent from 51-65 and 23.1 per cent above 65.

Also Read: COVID-19 Virus Highly Adapted To Infect Human Cells: Study

The most common comorbidities were hypertension, diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease along with the most common presenting features being fever cough and shortness of breath. Data of all the patients who died in the ICU were collected from their electronic medic report, patients daily progress chart as well as nursing notes. In different studies, ICU mortality among COVID patients varies between 8.0 per cent to 66.7 per cent.

Also Read: AstraZeneca, Pfizer Vaccines Effective Against Delta COVID-19 Variants: Study

In our center, however, the hospital mortality was 18.2 pc and ICU mortality was 36.1 per cent, the study noted.

Similar mortality rates were reported from other countries such as the US, Spain, Italy. 46 Pediatric were admitted during this period out of which six died of Covid. The ICU mortality among the Pediatric group was 13 per cent.

Also Read: Signs Of Brain Inflammation Found In People Who Died Of COVID-19: Study

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

Highlights Of The 12-Hour Telethon

Reckitt’s Commitment To A Better Future

India’s Unsung Heroes

Women’s Health

हिंदी में पड़े

Folk Music For A Swasth India

RajasthanDay” src=