Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : ArunVerma, Prakash S, Amit Lathwal,


The epidemiological characteristics of the admitted cases of COVID-19 in a tertiary hospital in India

Prakash S, Amit Lathwal, ArunVerma

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 3630-3638

Introduction: COVID -19 disease broke out in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 and the deadly virus spread out rapidly worldwide by the end of March 2020. India has the second largest number of cases in the world with 1,05,95,660  COVID 19 cases  and has had 1,52,718 deaths at the end  January 2021.3 As it is a new emerging infectious disease, it is a challenging task for the health system to manage the pandemic. This study will provide epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 in Indian population which will help to make new policies and programs.
Aim and Objective: To study the epidemiology of COVID-19 cases in a tertiary care hospital in North India.
Materials and Methods: This Retrospective study included 2985 patients treated as COVID -19 positive cases admitted in AIIMS Trauma centre-JPNATC (Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre – JPNATC). The patient’s data were collected between 1st April 2020 to 30th October 2020 from AIIMS -EWD and CPRS platform were COVID 19 data recorded. Demographic details such as age, gender, date of admission for COVID-19 and the outcome were collected and analyzed.
Results: A total number of 2985 cases were included in this study. The mean±SD age of the male patients were 44.37 ±19.65 and mean±SD female patients were 45.75  19.58. The majority were male patients constituted 62.5% of the sample. The mean±SD age of the male patients were died during the treatment 51.75 18.68 and female 51.31  18.71. The death ratio of male: female was 1.78