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Nearly 56% of Covid-19 patients below 40 years of age: Telangana health dept study


Nearly 56 per cent of the individuals who have examined optimistic for Covid-19 in Telangana are younger, principally below 40 years of age, an evaluation of the information of the patients carried out by the state medical and health division on Monday mentioned.

As on Sunday night time, the state has reported a complete quantity of 67,660 optimistic instances for Covid-19, together with 983 within the earlier 24 hours.

“Around 25 per cent of these cases are of patients in the age group of 31-40 years. While 22.1 per cent cases are that of patients in the 21-30 years age group, 5.3 per cent of patients fall in the age group of 11-10 and only 3.4 per cent of patients are below 10 years of age,” director of medical and health division G Srinivasa Rao mentioned.

Another 18.6 per cent of the optimistic instances are of individuals inside the age group of 41-50 years and 14.7 per cent of the patients are in 51-60 years’ age group. “It means, nearly 89 per cent of the Covid-19 patients are below 60 years of age,” Rao mentioned.

Among the entire quantity of patients, 65.6 per cent are males and the remaining are girls. Though the division has not talked about any causes for the excessive proportion of instances among the many youth, the health director indicated that the instances had been on the rise as a consequence of growing mobility amongst individuals within the post-lockdown interval.

While the final notion is that almost all of the fatalities as a consequence of Covid-19 are these of individuals affected by co-morbidities like most cancers, bronchial asthma, coronary illnesses, diabetes and hypertension, and many others., the study revealed that 46.13 per cent of the patients who died of Covid-19 within the state to this point didn’t have any co-morbidities.

“While 53.87 per cent of the patients who died of Covid-19 till date had one or the other co-morbidity, all the remaining victims died only because of the Covid-19 disease,” the health director mentioned.

Despite having an enormous quantity of optimistic instances, Telangana reported fewer deaths – solely 551 until now, with a mortality fee of 0.81 per cent, which is way below the nationwide common of 2.13 per cent.

Health minister Eatala Rajender, who held a video-conference with senior docs with experience in infectious illnesses on Monday, identified that that almost all of the deaths have been out of concern psychosis, fairly than the illness itself.

He requested the docs to infuse confidence among the many patients by recurrently conducting psychological counselling periods.

The health director identified that the state has a excessive restoration fee – 71.eight per cent, as in opposition to the nationwide common of 65.44 per cent. So far, 48,609 out of 67,660 optimistic instances have recovered after testing unfavourable, the official mentioned.


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