The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said 54 per cent of the COVID-19 cases reported in India are in the age group of 18-44 years. The ministry also said that 51 per cent of COVID-19 deaths are among people aged 60 years and above.
As per an age-based analysis of the COVID-19 cases and deaths, 36 per cent deaths have been reported in the 45-60 years age group. Similarly, 11 per cent deaths have been reported in the age group of 26-44 years. One per cent deaths have been reported each in the age group of 18-25 years and below 17 years.
69% COVID-19 deaths reported in men
The figures were shared by Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan during a press briefing on August 25. He had also said that 69 per cent of COVID-19 deaths have been reported among males and 31 per cent among females.
The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
Maximum coronavirus infection in age group of 18-44 years
As far as cases of coronavirus infection are concerned, 54 per cent are in the age group 18-44 years. Similarly, 26 per cent cases were reported in people aged 45 to 60 years.
Eight per cent cases were among those below 17 years and 12 per cent among those 60 years and above.
37.69 lakh coronavirus infections in India
Meanwhile, the health ministry earlier on Wednesday informed that 78,357 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 37.69 lakh.
The highest surge of over 78,761 cases was reported on August 30 followed by over 78,357 cases reported on September 2.
66,333 deaths due to coronavirus
Also, 1,045 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 66,333. Notably, the daily death count due to COVID-19 has remained above 900 for the past many days. However, it dipped below the 900-mark on September 1. Previously, it had crossed the 1,000-mark on August 28.
Similarly, the case count has remained well past the 60,000-mark for the past few days. However, the biggest surge of over 78,761 cases was reported on August 30.
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