India confirmed that most cases of coronavirus in India have been found in the age groups of 21-40. The next most-hit age group is those between ages 41 and 50, which compromises of 33 per cent of the COVID-19 positive cases in the country.
Senior citizens (60+), who are otherwise the most high-risk group for the viral infection, form 17 per cent of the COVID-19 patient group in India. Only 9 per cent of those below 20 years of age have been found to be coronavirus positive, the health ministry said.
The ministry’s analysis confirms an India Today Data Intelligence Unit report that found that the novel coronavirus has so far infected mostly the working-age population in India.
Young Indians are at higher risk of contracting the disease as 83 per cent of the patients are under the age of 50.