In Maharashtra, people aged 31-40 most affected by coronavirus: DataLast updated on Jun 14, 2020, 12:48 am
Till Friday evening, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra had crossed 1 lakh. The state is notably India's worst-hit in the COVID-19 outbreak, that started in India in late-January.
Worryingly, the maximum number of patients in the state fall in the age group of 31-40. In fact, almost 50% of all cases involve patients under the age of 40.
Here are more details.
Maharashtra reports 1,01,141 cases with 3,717 deaths
Maharashtra reported a total of 1,01,141 cases, including 3,717 deaths, till Friday. Most of the cases are concentrated in the capital Mumbai, which has reported 55,451 with 2,044 deaths.
3,493 new cases and 127 deaths were recorded on Friday.
Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde also became the third state minister to have tested positive after Jitendra Awhad and Ashok Chavan—both have since recovered.
Age-wise distribution of all cases
A Saturday report by Maharashtra's Medical Education & Drugs Department presented an analysis of 97,407 cases.
The age-wise distribution is as follows: up to 10 years (3,225 cases or 3.31% of total cases); 11-20 (6,262 cases/6.43%) ; 21-30 (18,511 cases/19%); 31-40 (19,523 cases/20.04%); 41-50 (17,573 cases/18.04%); 51-60 (16,689 cases/17.13%); 61-70 (9,991 cases/10.26%); 71-80 (4,223 cases/4.34%); 81-90 (1,266 cases/1.3%); 91-100 (143 cases/0.15%); 101-110 (1 case/0%).
70% of deaths involved co-morbidities: Data
Studies from across the world have established that COVID-19 tends to be more severe for people aged over 60 or those with co-morbidities, while younger persons are more likely to exhibit mild or no symptoms.
The MEDD report did not present data on the age-wise distribution of COVID-19 deaths in the state.
However, 70% of 3,670 deaths the MEDD analyzed involved patients with co-morbidities.
India's COVID-19 cases breach 3 lakh after record spike
Till Saturday morning, the Union Health Ministry had reported a total of 3,08,993 cases, which includes 8,884 deaths, 1,45,779 active cases, and 1,54,329 recoveries.
The tally had surged past 3 lakh after a record 11,458 fresh infections and 386 new fatalities were reported in the past 24 hours.
India has the world's fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases after the United States, Brazil, and Russia.