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Delayed diagnosis, reluctance to take booster dose pushing severe cases up

Patients are turning up many days after onset of symptoms, say doctors

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Sohini DasShine Jacob Mumbai/Chennai
Delayed diagnosis, deferred treatment, and reluctance to take the booster shot are factors contributing to the serious rise in the number of Covid cases in pockets, say doctors.

Deaths have risen in pockets -- Mumbai and Kerala are cases in point.

In the past 15 days, in Mumbai there have been 31 Covid-19 deaths among the 1,370 people hospitalised. The city has reported 26,615 cases in the fortnight.

This means around 2.2 per cent of those hospitalised have died, and around 5 per cent of the infected people required hospitalisation.

Viswesvaran Balasubramanian, consultant interventional pulmonologist at Hyderabad-based Yashoda Hospitals, said

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First Published: Jun 28 2022 | 8:27 PM IST

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