56% of Covid-19 Sufferes with secondary infection have died, ICMR Research
A study done by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found that hospital infections and secondary infections are causing deaths among Covid-19 patients. The study shows 56% of Covid-19 patients with secondary infection have died due to bacterial infections or fungal infections.
STUDY OF HOSPITAL
It was found that half of the Covid-19 patients who had developed secondary infections had died. These were patients admitted in the ICU. The study was between the period of June-August last year and has shown that many Covid-19 patients developed a secondary bacterial or fungal infection during treatment or after and led to death in over half of the cases.
Moreover, several cases of black fungus and white fungus have been reported among Covid-19 patients. Cases of hospital-acquired infections and black fungus or mucormycosis infections were also recorded in the study.
Out of the 17,534 patients surveyed in the ICMR study, 3.6% developed a secondary bacterial or fungal infection and the mortality among these patients was at 56.7%. This means half of the Covid-19 patients who developed secondary infections have succumbed