New Delhi: A 69-year-old man who was being treated for the virus at Ernakulam Medical College Hospital died on Saturday morning. He was admitted to the isolation ward on March 22 after his return from Dubai, the government hospital said in a statement. Amid the rising number of cases across the country, Kerala’s model is being internationally lauded as Kerala reported the first case of the coronavirus in India. Yet there was no death reported from the state. So did Kerala do something wrong this time? Also Read - Coronavirus: Pakistan Opens Borders With China For a Day For Medical Supplies
1. The age of the patient matters much in the treatment. Though there are cases of young coronavirus victims, the pattern that it has more effect on older patients has somewhat been confirmed now. Also Read - Actor Who Worked With Sanjay Mishra Becomes Nurse to Help Coronavirus Patients in Mumbai
2. The 69-year-old man was suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure and had undergone a bypass surgery earlier. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Number of Positive Cases Crosses 850, Indian Army Launches Operation Namaste
3. Both his age and medical history and the fact that he had travelled to Dubai placed him under the high-risk category.
4. Kerala has reported 176 cases of COVID-19 infections. Of these, 164 people are being treated for the infection. Twelve people have already recovered, including the first case of the novel coronavirus in India.
5. People who came into contact with the first victim have already been identified, quarantined and put under treatment.