Clinico-Epidemiological Profile of Patients with COVID-19 in a Tertiary Care Centre of Mid-Western Nepal

Authors

  • Shravya Singh Karki Rapti Academy of Health Sciences https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3908-0522
  • Pragya S Basnet Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Sauharda S Karki Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Basant Lamichhane Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Damodar Sharma Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Birendra K Acharya Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Sunil KC Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Salman Seikh Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Santosh Kunwar Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Nishtha Rajbhandari Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Ujjwal MS Bhandari Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Sagar Panthi Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Angelica Karki Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Jhankar Lamichhane Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal
  • Sangita Bhandary Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nmj.v4i1.36511

Keywords:

COVID-19; Clinico-demographic; SARS-CoV-2

Abstract

Introduction: With little to no research done that sheds light on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Mid-Western region of Nepal, this study attempts to educate the general populace and concerned authorities on the impact of the pandemic in the region.
Materials and Methods: Patients presenting at Rapti Academy of Health Sciences between 14 May 2020 to December 21, 2020, diagnosed with COVID-19 were included in the study. These patients were reviewed for age, sex, address, recent travel history, and presenting symptoms.
Results: A total of 3895 COVID -19 positive individuals were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 33.6 ± 13.8 years, a majority (49.5%) of the cases were in the 20-29 years age group. 73.7% were male. 82.9% of the patients were from Dang, 86% of the cases of Dang were from urban areas, and the districts bordering India accounted for 88.5% of cases. Most of the positive patients were asymptomatic (97.1%), Amongst the symptomatic cases, the most frequent clinical manifestation was both fever and cough. 8.5% of the patients also reported travel history, of which a majority had returned from India.
Conclusions: The patients were mostly young males belonging to the economically active age group who were mostly affected by COVID-19 in Mid-Western Nepal. It is important to carry out age-group targeted testing to flatten the infection curve. Testing must be done irrespective of observable symptoms to overcome this public health emergency.

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Author Biographies

Shravya Singh Karki, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences

Research Assistant

Pragya S Basnet, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Hospital Administration

Sauharda S Karki, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Research Assistant

Basant Lamichhane, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Hospital Administration

Damodar Sharma, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Department of Laboratory Medicine,

Birendra K Acharya, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Department of Laboratory Medicine

Sunil KC, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Salman Seikh, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Santosh Kunwar, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Department of Internal Medicine

Nishtha Rajbhandari, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Research Assistant

Ujjwal MS Bhandari, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Research Assistant

Sagar Panthi, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Hospital Administration

Angelica Karki, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Hospital Administration

Jhankar Lamichhane, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Hospital Administration

Sangita Bhandary, Rapti Academy of Health Sciences, Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal

Hospital Administration

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Karki, S. S., Basnet, P. S. ., Karki, S. S., Lamichhane, B. ., Sharma, D. ., Acharya, B. K. ., KC, S., Seikh, S., Kunwar, S., Rajbhandari, N. ., Bhandari, U. M. ., Panthi, S. ., Karki, A., Lamichhane, J., & Bhandary, S. (2021). Clinico-Epidemiological Profile of Patients with COVID-19 in a Tertiary Care Centre of Mid-Western Nepal. Nepalese Medical Journal, 4(1), 429–432. https://doi.org/10.3126/nmj.v4i1.36511

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