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Half of COVID deaths occurred within 24 hours of hospitalization or before in HP

An official spokesperson said Wednesday that an extensive analysis was done for the total deaths as on 23rd May, 2021, in the State which was 2752. It was observed that 7.7 per cent (213) of patients died at home.

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Hamirpur: As many as 213 patients (7.7 per cent) out of 2,752 as on May 23rd, 2021, have died at their homes.

An official spokesperson said Wednesday that an extensive analysis was done for the total deaths as on 23rd May, 2021, in the State which were 2752. It was observed that 7.7 per cent (213) patients died at home.

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However, by May 25th night, total deaths in the state were 2,843 out of a total number of 1, 81,256 COVID patients.

He informed that a total of 4.1 per cent (114) patients were brought dead in the hospitals, indicating deaths in transit or at home.

Similarly, 38 per cent patients died within 24 hours of hospitalization and 11.3 per cent (310) patients lost their lives within 48 hours of hospitalization.

He said that these results are indicative of a serious concern, as they reflect that 49.8 pc patients died due to delay in seeking medical help.

The Government spokesperson added that 11.8 pc COVID patients died before reaching the hospital.

He urged the public that people should be very vigilant about the warning signs of COVID-19 disease as a timely medical intervention can save their lives.

He further added that in case of home isolated COVID positive patients, the patients must be in regular communication with the treating physicians and keep monitoring their vitals.

If the baseline oxygen saturation is less than 94% or their SpO2 goes less than 94% after 6 minutes walk test, the patient should immediately be transferred to the hospital for medical management to achieve good clinical outcomes and minimize mortality & morbidity.

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