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COVID-19: Why deaths in Kerala continue to be higher in spite of declining caseload

As per the COVID-19 dashboard of Kerala, about 74% of the deaths have been amongst individuals aged above 60 years.

Coronavirus in Kerala: Kerala had seen a worrisome spurt of development right after the considerably celebrated festival of Onam. However, now, the situations lastly appear to decline, as the active situations have gone down by a whopping 90,000 inside the last 3 weeks, according to a report in IE. Moreover, right after a whopping seven months, the R-worth of the illness has lastly gone beneath 1 in the state. While these trends are positive, a related trend has not been seen when it comes to the deaths due to COVID-19. The quantity of deaths each and every day continues to be in the variety of one hundred to 200. In truth, considering that the start off of this month, Kerala has recorded a total of 3,109 deaths. The total quantity of fatalities have gone more than 23,000.

As per the COVID-19 dashboard of Kerala, about 74% of the deaths have been amongst individuals aged above 60 years. Another 21% of the deaths was amongst the individuals aged involving 41 and 59 years, and only 4% of the deceased belonged to the age group of 18 to 40 years age. As far as districts are concerned, Thiruvananthapuram district topped not only in terms of absolute quantity of deaths but also in case fatality figures.



What is more is that a large chunk of the COVID-19 deaths, ie 80% of the deaths due to the illness in the state, has taken spot in the last half a year itself. This is believed to be a direct outcome of the pretty extreme second wave of the pandemic. This translates to the state seeing 19,276 deaths out of a total of 23,897, in the period involving April 1 and September 20 this year, the report added.



Experts are pinning this lack of decline in deaths in spite of lowering quantity situations to be due to the gap in the pandemic, as generally, a gap of two weeks is present involving the reduction in situations and that in quantity of deaths. Apart from this, a further cause could also be that a massive quantity of sick individuals could have comorbidities and may not have taken even one dose of the vaccine due to the related hesitancy. A lot of such situations are becoming reported in the state, the report stated.

There are also claims that the state underreported the quantity of deaths that occurred in May and June this year for the duration of the peak of the second wave. Accordingly, physicians are saying that had numbers been reported accurately then, it would not appear like such a plateau. Moreover, elederly individuals and these with comorbidities opting to go in home isolation right after testing positive is also a cause, as in case their situations deteriorate, there can be delays in ferrying them to the hospital.



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