Analysis of deaths during Lockdown period in Civil Hospital, Jalandhar: A retrospective study


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Author Details : Rakesh Kumar*, Sanwal Singh Mehta, Chanjiv Singh

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2020

Article Page : 103-105

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijfcm.2020.022



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The COVID-19 pandemic is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Numerous persons have been infected with COVID-19 in India and many have died. Fear of COVID-19
in public as well as in medical fraternity has created a panic which has deprived the general patients of
proper medical care. In civil hospital Jalandhar 39 cases of COVID-19 positive and suspects died during
lockdown/curfew period under study. The aims of the present study are to analyse the following data during
the lockdown period of 23/03/2020 to 31/05/2020. Males constituted 57% of the patients. Co morbid
conditions were Diabetes mellitus and Respiratory diseases. The most numerous patients were from 21-
30 years age group. Death rate was 3%. Although this was a small sample, the findings were significant.

Keywords: COVID 19, Pandemic, Co morbid, Diabetes mellitus, Parenchymal lung disease, Spanish flu, Asian flu, Hong Kong flu.


How to cite : Kumar R , Mehta S S, Singh C , Analysis of deaths during Lockdown period in Civil Hospital, Jalandhar: A retrospective study. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2020;7(2):103-105


Copyright © 2020 by author(s) and Indian J Forensic Community Med. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)





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