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More obese men less than 60 likely to die from COVID-19, reveals study

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As per a study conducted by researchers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California Health System on 7000 COVID-19 positive people, it was revealed that more men less than the age of 60, are likely to die from COVID-19 due to obesity.

Indiatimes reported, After eliminating all other ailments and conditions, researchers discovered that obesity as a single medical condition is more dangerous for men under the age of 60 years.

The study revealed that extremely obese men (men with a Body Mass Index of over 40 or more) were three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than people of average weight.

Meanwhile, men with BMI of 45 were four times more likely to die of COVID-19. Indiatimes reported that researchers through the study revealed, Our finding that severe obesity, particularly among younger patients, eclipses the mortality risk posed by other obesity-related conditions, such as the history of myocardial infarction, diabetes, hypertension, or hyperlipidemia, suggests a significant pathophysiologic link between excess adiposity and severe COVID-19 illness.

John Hopkins University cardiologist Dr David A Kass said the risks were probably higher in younger patients not due to obesity being damaging in this age group. It may be because other serious comorbidities that evolve later in life take over as dominant risk factors. 

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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