In a recent report revealed by the Union Health Ministry, the maximum number of COVID-19 patients in India are aged between 21 and 40.
People above 60 have accounted for 17% of infections in the country
Talking more about this, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said:
“We have done the age profile analysis of COVID-19 cases in India. We found that 9% of positive cases are in between 0- 20 years, 42% cases are in the age group of 21-40, 33% in 41-60 and 17% in the people above 60 years of age.“
Lav Agarwal also mentioned a few stats about COVID-19 deaths in the country. He added:
“As far as deaths are concerned, we have noticed that advanced age and co-morbidities such as diabetes, kidney, and cardiac ailments played an important role in deaths.“
So far, 58 critical cases have been reported in the states of Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi.
” Doubling Rate in India is still lesser than the other countries”
Although COVID-19 is a highly infectious and communicable disease, Lav Agarwal said that the doubling rate in India is still lesser than the other countries. However, he stressed on battling on a day-to-day basis to curb the further outbreak.
The Tablighi Jamaat incident has however turned into a headache for the authorities. Lav Agarwal told the media:
“Till now we have found cases related to Tablighi Jamaat from 17 states. About 1,023 COVID-19 positive cases have been found to be linked to this event. We couldn’t manage and understand this event and the cases increased due to this.“