Pune: 8 frontline healthcare workers dead, 216 have recovered from COVID

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Shikha Chaurasia

Pune, 5th August 2020: The Pune Metropolitan Region (PMR) between March 31 and July 4 has recorded the death of eight frontline healthcare workers including three doctors, three attendants and two nurses due to COVID-19.

At the same time, a total of 216 people who were exposed to the infection including 105 doctors, 62 attendants and 49 nurses have recovered successfully. There are over 5,000 healthcare workers treating patients in Pune.

In a report by the district administration, it came out that the Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) amongst the frontline healthcare workers in the city has become 3 per cent. This is marginally more than the national average which stands at 2.5 per cent.

According to a district official, all the doctors who succumbed to COVID-19 had other underlying health problems and were above the age of 50. In many cases, delayed treatment results in the death of the patient. Many doctors keep working in their PPE kits despite having COVID-19 symptoms.