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‘Infection of white blood cells by coronavirus increases death risk’


Published : 08 Dec 2021 08:56 PM | Updated : 09 Dec 2021 09:13 PM

Researchers believe that the risk of death increases when the white blood cells of a patient get infected with the corona virus, more than 26,110.6 percent.  

The data came from a joint study by three organisations, which examined the risk of death by analyzing the levels of different blood components in patients with corona who are being treated in the ICU.

The information was given at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon in the conference room of the Vice Chancellor of Chattogram Veterinary Animal Science University. 

Speakers said the study found that 66 percent of the 156 patients in the ICU in Chattogram had died.  Of these, 73 percent patients are in their fifties.  In addition, 89.1 percent of patients who died in the ICU were suffering from various health complications. The study found that 75.5 percent of patients who died while undergoing ICU treatment had an increased risk of death if their white blood cell levels were more than 26,110.6 cubic millimeters. In addition, 51.4 percent of the patients who died had lower hemoglobin levels than normal whose average amount is 10.6 grammes.  Researchers claim that 72 percent of patients die from low blood pressure.  Researchers say that the risk of death can be reduced if patients in the ICU are treated with different blood components.

Researchers from Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Science University, Chattogram Medical University and Chattogram General Hospital were involved in the study, which was conducted from May to September this year.  

CVASU Vice Chancellor Dr Gautam Buddha Das, Chittagong Medical University Vice Chancellor Md. Ismail Khan led the study.

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