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Visit hospital before converting mild infection of COVID-19 into severe: Punjab Health Minister

By Rajan Nath -- April 27, 2021 7:02 pm -- Updated:April 27, 2021 7:11 pm

Punjab Coronavirus Updates: Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Tuesday appealed to people even with mild symptoms visit the healthcare facility immediately before converting mild infection of COVID-19 into a deadly disease.

He said that as per record, 1,85,000 COVID-19 patients have been recovered in home isolation following the guidelines and simple treatment recommended by health experts.

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Punjab Coronavirus : Balbir Singh Sidhu appealed to people even with mild symptoms visit the healthcare facility immediately amid COVID-19 in Punjab

Balbir Singh Sidhu said that 58 percent of COVID-19 deaths have been registered in rural populations of Punjab from January 1, 2021, to April 12, 2021, against the 27 percent positive cases reported. He said that 73 percent positive cases and 42 percent COVID-19 deaths reported in urban populations.

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He also said that it is a matter of serious concern that the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of the rural population is 2.8 against the 0.7 of the urban population. He said that at present CFR of Punjab is 2.02 and 82.5 percent of deaths have been recorded from a population that is above 51 years of age.

Punjab Coronavirus : Balbir Singh Sidhu appealed to people even with mild symptoms visit the healthcare facility immediately amid COVID-19 in Punjab

Expressing grave concern over COVID-19 patients visiting the health facilities at a later stage, Sidhu divulged that severity of symptoms at the time of visiting the first health facility is very high.

Punjab Coronavirus : Balbir Singh Sidhu appealed to people even with mild symptoms visit the healthcare facility immediately amid COVID-19 in Punjab

He said that as per record, 83.92 percent of patients have visited the hospitals first time with severe symptoms, 0.11 percent visited with moderate symptoms and only 7 percent of patients have visited with mild symptoms from January 1 to April 12.


Furthermore, he said that single death was registered of COVID-19 patients between the age group of 0 to 14 years during this time while 17.5 percent of COVID deaths have been recorded in the population between the age of 15 to 50 years.

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