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Double-vaccinated girl dies in Thanjavur; doctors trying to find out cause of her death

By wasmulhaq 
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Chennai: An 18-year-old girl, who had taken two doses of the vaccine and had no comorbid conditions, died because of the deadly Covid-19 in Thanjavur on Wednesday. The death has raised the question that vaccinated people may also face the same fate.

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The girl was taken to Thanjavur Medical College Hospital, suffering from fever and cough, at 7.15am on Tuesday. Tests declared that she had severe Covid that had infected her lungs. Later, doctors declared her dead that afternoon.

“Doctors have been asked to study the causes of her death in detail.” The girl was vaccinated and had no comorbid conditions. Her only complaint was a cough for a long time, “said health secretary P Senthil Kumar. Samples taken from the patient will be sent for whole genome sequencing, he said.

BA4, BA5 variants cause a rise. Meanwhile, fresh cases have been rising, and have crossed the 400-mark after February 27, when Covid cases were very low. Dr. T. S. Selvavinayagam, director of public health, stated that this time the causes of the surge are BA4 and BA5 variants.

Wearing masks and maintaining social distance are the only options to avoid being infected by this deadly virus. Senior citizens and people with comorbid conditions must be vaccinated.

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The sharp increase has pushed the positivity in many districts of Tamil Nadu up. Most people like to remain at home, so fewer patients are being admitted to hospitals. Experts believe that there may be a rise in the total number of cases.

Speaking on the increase in infections, National Institute of Epidemiology deputy director Dr Prabhdeep Kaur said it will give the virus a chance to mutate so it can adapt itself to the new host. New mutations can be challenging because they can make vaccinations redundant.



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