Covid deaths: Over 50% above 60 yrs; 73% had other illnesses

NEW DELHI: The elderly and those with co-morbidities continue to be most vulnerable to Covid-19 infection as over 50% of total fatalities are among people above 60 years of age, whereas 73% of those who died had underlying co-morbidities like diabetes, heart disorders and chronic kidney ailments, the latest health ministry analysis of deaths showed.
Though the share of deaths in these two categories in the total fatalities has declined slightly as compared to the statistics reported on April 30, the latest figures shows people above 60 as well as those with underlying conditions are very high risk groups. On April 30, people above 60 accounted for 51.2% fatalities, whereas 78% deaths were among people with co-morbidities.

As earlier, men are more at risk when it comes to fatalities, accounting for 64% of deaths. The age analysis of deaths showed that 0.5% of deaths were reported in the under-15 age group, 2.5% between 15 and 30 years, 11.4% between 30 and 45 years, 35.1% between 45-60 years and 50.5% among those above 60 years.

Source : TOI



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