Mangaluru: Coronavirus deaths - Men far outnumber female counterparts

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 3: The total number of coronavirus-infected people in the district has crossed 40,000. People of different age groups have recovered from this infection but children are in the forefront as far as faster recovery from the disease is concerned.

Last year, when COVID19 spread its tentacles in the district, the health department had advised the seniors, children, people suffering from other health complications and the pregnant women to be more careful. Because of this, even when lockdown was withdrawn in phases, aged people and children were barred from entering high density areas.

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During the first and second wave of the pandemic, Covid infection was found among 622 children in total. Except a baby girl and two male children, all the others have recovered. In the children in the age group of 5 to 10 years, 797 were infected with coronavirus and all the children have recovered fully. In the 11 to 15 age group, 1,015 children were affected. Health department officials say that all the children except a boy have recovered.

As per the health department data, most of the death have occurred in the 61-70 age group. As many as 233 persons belonging to this group have lost their battle with the Covid. A total of 166 persons in the age group of 71 to 80 also lost their lives. If we consider the deaths gender-wise, deaths of men is about twice that of women. As per the information available till last Friday, 757 corona-related deaths have occurred so far. As many as 226 among them are women and 531 men.

The health department says that in the second wave, primary school children are more secure. Many in the age group of 16 and 30 contracted the infection. When PU classes were on, after observing that one student was infected, all were tested and infection was detected in several students at the early stage. Even though they were asked to be in isolation they hoodwinked the officials, moved around in public places and thus spread the infection to others as well as elders in their own families.

"Among the infected people of the middle age group the health complications were more. This could be on account of late admission into hospitals. Therefore, when positive cases among children are found, we take more care, carve out containment zones, and thus regulate the spread of the disease," the officials explained.







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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Nature has gifted immunity and a long life, to the female species, this is scientifically documented across the world... Humans are more perceptive to vices, they seldom display emotions.. which invariably increases stress, leading to numerous diseases....

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  • NITIN SHETTY, bangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    A family member ‘paid extra’ to find a decent spot to cremate their father in the parking lot of a Delhi crematorium. This, after they ‘paid extra’ to drive the ambulance for 6 hours to find a crematorium that will burn the dead. This, after they ‘paid extra’ to secure covid medication in short supply. This, after they ‘paid extra’ to stuff two oxygen cylinders in the back of their car, available only at a gloomy warehouse at the city’s border. This, after they ‘paid extra’ to get a ventilator-enabled bed at a hospital to get their father admitted in critical condition. This, after they ‘paid extra’ to rush an ambulance to his aid from Delhi, because his city didn’t have space for him in any hospital. Tomorrow morning, they will be ready to ‘pay extra’ to receive their father’s ashes, in exchange for the guarantee that the remains they are handed over will indeed be their father’s. There are many ways to ‘pay extra’ in this country - you pay for it in cash, in favors, in promises; you ‘pay extra’ when you plead, beg, appeal to someone’s goodness; you ‘pay extra’ when you call to redeem someone’s gratitude towards you from the past. You ‘pay extra’ when you wait hopelessly for the right thing to happen. In India, when things get dire, really really dire - the wealthy flee the country, the poor die harder, and the ones in-between ‘pay extra’ to retain their sanity, their dignity, their sense of what it means to be human.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Women stay at Home ...

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    During the second wave, the spread is by school-going children, particularly in 10-12 standards. The government in its enthusiasm opened the schools so that they can finish the 10th & 12th exams. Some of these children carried the COVID virus from school to home and unknowingly spread it to their parents and then to grandparent. I had a case where a lady who was 80 years old never went out for the past 5 years but had comorbidities. Her grandchildren brought the corona and from them, it spread to her. The grandparent, mother, and grandchildren were admitted to the hospital. The others returned home but the Grandmother died. We cannot blame the children as well, but the government in its effort to complete the academic year made more COVID victims. The numbers given the article are significant compared to the first wave and the carelessness of the government as well as the people resulted in more casualties

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Come on.. there are many ways it can come. All the modes of transports were open. I think there is no government hand in this. Virus mutates and spreads as per science.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    You may not be having school going children at home but for those who have, it was a war zone to handle 'nothing -to-do' children at home though there were online classes for a couple of hours. The very parents pleaded to open high schools last year after Covid cases weaned. Well, if schools were a danger, so were election campaigns and religious festivities. We realise only after the grain is cooked too much.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Sri-elder, how come the government did not have an idea about the severity of the second wave ?? Agree the PM/FM were on poll mode - even their support staff, advisory unit was put on MUTE ?? What happened to millions of Creres collected in 'PM Cares Fund' ?? Finished in 2020 ?? Used for what ?? Assam, Bengal, Madras, Kerala voting expenses ??

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, May 03 2021

    Nithin shetty Banglore,yes you are soo right in paying "extra"for everything in India at present".Extra" for works done ,Go to office to enter or get a certificate without this Extra" not done .Hope God too will not ask for "extra"for the soul to rest in peace.when go to school to get a seat in KG ,or good school this "extra" is a must otherwise go to .we are at present in a world of only "extras".whichever political Party comes or goes no relief from "Extra".A poor man has no other way than take loan and try to do for his family .Later when he cant pay back has to die .Then he will be not getting a Ambulance to carry his body home so his family is bound to take it either carry on shoulders or bind to bycycle as someone done .or as one did in Ranchi make body sit between rider and a person between .and go home.Whether it is in hospital too same I dont know ,Now for a Corona vaccine ,does one have to pay or free?

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