83% of Covid-19 patients in India are aged below 60 yrs
NEW DELHI: Over 83% of Covid-19 patients in India are below the age of 60 years. The majority of people (41%) infected by Covid-19 in the country are in the age group of 21-40 years, according to health ministry data.
While the elderly are said to be the most vulnerable to the disease, people above 60 years account for only 17% of total cases in the country till now. This implies others are also susceptible and the younger age group, particularly in the 21-40 bracket, may be more representative of foreign travellers seen to be the source of Covid-19 in India. They include professionals and students, who have returned to India, apart from other categories.
However, the mortality rate, warn experts, is higher among the elderly. Reports of deaths so far indicate that age with accompanying conditions (co-morbidities) like diabetes, cardiac diseases and hypertension increase mortality.
The health ministry did not provide data on age profiles of those who have succumbed to the disease.
An age profile analysis of all the positive cases of Covid-19 cases in India so far shows 8.61% of positive cases are in between 0-20 years, 41.88% cases in the age group of 21-40, 32.82% in 41-60 and 16.69% in the people are above 60 years of age.
Also, India reported 58 critical cases of Covid-19 and these were mainly found in Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi. “It has been observed that most of the deaths are being reported from elderly people or people having co-morbidities such as diabetes, kidney and cardiac ailments . Hence, all people falling in the high risk category need to follow all precautions,” health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said.
He said, “We are dealing with a highly infectious and communicable disease. We are battling with this on a day-to-day basis. Still, the case-doubling rate in India is less than other countries.”
India has so far reported 2,902 positive cases of Covid-19. Of this, 601 have been reported in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry data. Besides, the total deaths stood at 68, including 12 deaths in last 24 hours.
According to World Health Organisation, around 9,72000 cases have been reported globally so far with an average 75,800 cases in one day.
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The rate of increase has increased because of Tablighi Meccavirus. The Coronavirus was well under control before.
The answer is simple.
Majority of the Tablighis that attended were in that age group.
India is in a very dangerous situation, all because it did not handle the Tablighi Jamaat with an IRON hand. If this happened in US or any other country, by now all these anti-nationals would be in jail guarded concentration camps. Now, Indian citizens will pay the price for this soft handling of dirty rouges.
The exodus of migrant workers from cities has caused this increase not tableeq congregation which is made scapegoat to hide govt failure in planning the lockdown.
Neo The One
Simple solution as a lot of people have said...anyone catching this virus as a result of lockdown violation shall not be treated in hospital... once ppl come to know of this they shall run indoors and never come out
thanks to modi ji for protecting our old generation.
What is more concerned now that this virus has now entered the biggest slum of Mumbai
For this virus, there is no age or race it attacks anyone who are careless
This proves one thing, younger generation eating pizza & paovada is weaker section than 60 .
It doesn't mean that person below the age of sixty is safe !
All r at equal risks.
only 66000 testing in whole India for 3600 positive cases. That's 7% . In US 66000 testing in Boston city alone. Imagine when testing will be in millions.
Sanitise each City and village twice daily like Wuhan till the lockdown period and atleast provide standard masks and sanitizers to the front line warriors as quickly as possible.
The virus didn't see the community, nation or religion, so every indian should be take care and follow the instructions of go nment from time to time.
The aged 20-40 generation cannot stay at home or in one place. Hence transmission to them or through them is vulnerable. Even during the lockdown period u can see them moving in company, in certain areas. They lack self-discipline and they are aware that the go nment cannot send police force every where to enforce lockdown. God alone save the country.
Nature eliminating the stupid genes who do not take precautions. Let all these self declared hero's perish.
Even newborn babies are infected and therefore everyone must be careful
Is this data indicates that present generation is having less immunity power than older how much bourn vita , complan they are taking. And mostly depends on first food prepared in stall while engaged on job outside , less green veg intake, experts may highlight please .
This proves that coronavirus can anyone irrespective of age , but the only difference is that the recovery of aged persons is not as per expectation as their resistance power is less.
Madan Mohan Siddhanthi
Fact is every one is susceptible to this virus - those with more disciplined life and those whoo follow the laws or rules are less effected .Many senior citizens have not stpped out all these days so too children the end of bell curve
Rest of the world fighting against the Virus ......
It is quite obvious that a section of our population is carelessly endangering the whole 130 billion population.
It means an it dangerous for all humans not only for aged person
Senior citizens have become cautious and have put themselves in self quarantine. They are aware about the consequences and the available medical support. So little exposure to clustering that helps and explain the reason behind
India was containing the Corona virus well. Tablighi Jamat meet near Delhi created biggest problem.
The younger ones not practising social diatancing. Whats so big about. If they pass to elderly india is a goner.