Assam: Hundreds of Post-COVID-19 Deaths Reported
GUWAHATI: Assam has registered 330 Covid-19 deaths so far but if deaths of COVID patients who tested negative before their demise were counted, the casualty figure in Assam would be between 900 and 1,000. This was stated by health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during a press conference on Friday, September 4.
“It has been seen that post COVID symptoms prevail in many patients. Hundreds of people who have been cured from coronavirus and tested negative have showcased wor
se symptoms thereafter. So, if other deaths indirectly linked to the disease are counted then Assam’s death toll figure will be much higher,” Sarma said.
He added that the current figure of 330 only reflects those who have died while they were infected and those that died from it.
“If you add those who had COVID but died of some other cause (unnatural causes like road accidents) and people who died of post-COVID complications after testing negative, then the casualty figure in Assam will be close to 1,000,” he said.
As per guidelines, the ‘post COVID’ deaths cannot be included in the official tally.
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