India: 83% of Coronavirus Patients are Below the Age of 50

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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.

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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.

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