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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Co-morbidities take toll in National Capital

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Males accounted for 66 per cent of the Covid deaths in Delhi

Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
Covid, diabetes, hypertension combo: In Delhi, one in five people who died of Covid-19 between March and October were suffering from both diabetes and hypertension. These two co-morbid conditions were the common. This was followed by pneumonia. Further, almost 45 per cent of people did not have any co-morbidities. Between March 1 and September 30, the national capital recorded 5,509 deaths. Of these, 1,086 suffered from the deadly combo of diabetes mellitus and hypertension. 695 of these people had diabetes mellitus only, while 678 suffered from hypertension. Keeping with the worldwide trends, Delhi also saw a higher proportion of male

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First Published: Oct 21 2020 | 2:35 PM IST

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