Experts Say Kashmiri Women At Equal Death Risk From Covid-19

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Srinagar: Contrary to the belief that more men die of Covid-19 than the opposite sex, the health experts Monday said that coronavirus disease has caused deaths at the same rate among men and women in Kashmir.

Dr Rouf Hussain Rather, In-charge Data Analysis section at Divisional Covid-19 Control Room Kashmir said Monday that 563 Covid deaths have been recorded in Kashmir. Among these, he said include 368 men out of a total of 16796 male positive cases and 195 women out of a total of 8191 female positive cases.

“The crude mortality rate is 2.1 % among men and 2.3% among women, which after statistical analysis appears similar. The apparent 0.2% more mortality among females has been found statistically insignificant,” he said.

The Health Expert observed that the more positive cases and subsequently more deaths among men was due to their frequent movement for work and other activities.

Hussain stressed upon use of face mask, cough and sneezing etiquettes, social distancing, not touching the face and nose with unclean hands and frequent hand washing.

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