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Over 50% Of Covid Deaths In Patients Aged 60 And Above: Health Ministry

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The 18 to 25 age group and people under 18 years reported one per cent deaths every (File)

New Delhi:

Over 50 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India have taken place amongst folks aged 60 years and above and 37 per cent deaths have been reported amongst sufferers within the age group of 45 to 60 years, Health Ministry mentioned on Tuesday.

Addressing a press convention, Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Health Ministry mentioned that 11 per cent COVID-19 deaths passed off within the age group of 26 to 44.

The 18 to 25 age group and people under 18 years reported one per cent deaths every.

“Currently, 5,86,298 active COVID-19 cases are in India and over 12 lakh people have recovered. 50 per cent deaths due to COVID19 have taken place among the age group of 60 years or above and 37 per cent deaths took place in the age group between 45 to 60 years,” Bhushan mentioned.

“A total of 11 per cent COVID-19 deaths took place in the age group of 26 to 44. Only 1 per cent in 18 to 25 age group and 1 per cent in below the age of 18 years,” he added.

Bhushan mentioned that 68 per cent of COVID-19 deaths have been reported amongst male sufferers and 32 per cent amongst feminine sufferers which is broadly in step with the worldwide state of affairs.

The variety of recovered COVID-19 sufferers in India is rising day by day and is now over double the variety of lively circumstances.

Bhushan mentioned that the case fatality fee (CFR) is lowest because the first lockdown.

“More than 2 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including more than 6.6 lakh tests in the last 24 hours. Recovered cases are now double of the active cases. The case fatality rate (CFR) is lowest since the first lockdown,” he mentioned

“This is the first time after the first lockdown that the fatality rate is at the lowest, at 2.10 per cent. The fatality rate has seen a progressive decline and it is continuing, which is a good sign,” he added.

According to the World Health Organisation, CFR is a measure of the severity of a illness and is outlined because the proportion of reported circumstances of a specified illness or situation that are deadly inside a specified time.

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