Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 19
The dreaded Covid virus claimed maximum lives in the age group of 61 to 70 while the highest number of infected persons was in the 31-40 age group in the state, the government has confirmed.
The newborn to 10 year age bracket remained the safest with negligible harm caused to them by the contagion, the official figures have revealed.
The state government has, for the first time, categorised in the age group the Covid cases and deaths reported in the state from March 1 to June 30.
In Punjab, Covid had claimed 16,072 deaths and had infected 5,95,899 persons till June 30.
The data analysed by the Health and Family Welfare Department, which is available with The Tribune, showed that a maximum of 28.6 per cent Covid casualties were reported in 61 to 70 age group, followed by 24.4 per cent in 51 to 60, 22.8 per cent in above 71 years, 14.9 per cent in 41 to 50, 6.8 per cent in 31 to 40 years, 2.2 per cent in 21 to 30, 0.2 per cent in 11 to 20 years, and the minimum of 0.1 per cent deaths due to virus in the state were reported in the 0 to 10 years of age.
The age-wise distribution of Covid positive cases from March to June suggested that the highest number of 22.2 per cent patients were reported in 31 to 40 years of age, followed by 20.1 per cent in 21 to 30, 17.4 per cent in 41 to 50, 14.7 per cent in 51 to 60, 10.1 per cent in 61 to 70, 7.9 per cent in 11 to 20, 5.4 per cent above 71 years, and the least 2.1 per cent cases were reported in the 0 to 10 years of age category.
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