Delhi: Over 50% of deaths last month were accidental due to covid infection.

The month of August saw 158 Covid-19 deaths, the highest level since February . In 70 cases, infection was the leading cause of death for out of 158 Covid-19 patients .

NEW DELHI: The month of August saw a total of 158 Covid-19 deaths, the highest level since February this year, despite a rise in the number of Covid-19 deaths and the test positivity rate.In 70 cases, the infection was the leading cause of death for out of the 158 Covid-19 patients.According to the Delhi health department, it was only marginal in 88 cases involving car accidents, burns, etc.The total number of Covid-19 fatalities occurred in March to September 20.

In the majority of death cases, the patients who have succumbed to other ailments, incidentally, tested positive for Covid-19, according to a source.According to he, the infectious disease was not the primary cause of death.According to Dr Suresh Kumar, medical director of Lok Nayak Hospital, the majority of deaths are due to comorbidities and other conditions, such as cancer, tuberculosis, renal disease, alcohol-related complications, etc.During the most recent surge, he said, the number of deaths attributed to the viral virus was less than the previous waves.

The public must wear face masks and follow other Covid-19 rules.He said that this virus is changing very rapidly, and that one never knows if there is a new one.He said that anyone who is eligible for the Covid vaccine should take the third dose so there is no risk to life and no need to admit the patient, adding that during the latest spike, only a few fully vaccinated individuals have needed hospitalization or ICU attention.Last month, there were around five deaths per day, the highest rate since February this year, with a total of 257 deaths, with more than nine deaths per day.

Following February, the number of Covid-19 deaths dropped to less than one death per day in March (30) and April (23).In May (35), June (51), and July (50), the number of deaths per day averaged less than two deaths per day.The month of September saw a decrease in fatalities, with zero deaths on seven days being recorded, with the average number of deaths per day falling to about 1.4.