Lucknow: Corona wreaks havoc, claims 26 lives in 48 hours;

LUCKNOW: The city’s Covid-19 death toll zoomed past the 200-mark in the past 48 hours till Sunday evening. On an average one patient died every two hours.As many as 115 (54%) of the total 211deaths reported so far have taken place in August. The 26 casualties — 14 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday — included a three-day old newborn While 10 casualties were reported from KGMU, six Covid patients succumbed in a private medical college at Sarojinagar and one each in Lokbandhu hospital and four private hospital ..

Health officers said the victims include Lucknow residents as well as those being treated in city hospitals.

Most deaths in KGMU were of patients in the 40-60 age group and had comorbidities besides coming to hospital in advanced stage of the disease.
The three-day-old newborn girl from Ayodhya died of septic shock on Saturday due to infection in lungs. She was admitted on Friday and was also suffering froma congenital syndrome, said KGMU spokesperson Dr Sudhir Singh ..

Six deaths took place at TS Mishra Medical College and Hospital “All the victims were on ventilator due to critically damage lungs,” said medical superintendent Dr S C Rai.

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