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Proportion of COVID deaths among young people increased from 10% to around 25%

Proportion of COVID deaths among young people increased from 10% to around 25%

Kohima, November 07 (NEx): Young people being drivers of COVID-19 transmission has been proven around the globe. But beyond transmission of COVID-19, the proportion of deaths in the 25-64 years age group has
increased from 10% at the start of the Pandemic to around 25% now, along with a similar increase in the incidence of new cases as per WHO report.

The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Kohima, in its weekly bulletin on COVID-19 said that there is also a reported increase in the long-term effects of COVID-19 in the younger and non-vulnerable groups like shortness of breath, weakness, headache, chest pain and damage to vital organs like heart, lungs and brain.

In Nagaland, 62% of deaths have been reported below 60 years of age. The
young are better placed but in no way invincible to COVID-19, and there should be no complacency in following standard preventive measures, the department cautioned.

COVID-19 deaths toll at 39:

Meanwhile, Nagaland reported 6 more COVID-19 deaths in past 7 days, taking the death toll to 39.

An update on the age groups of COVID-19 deaths in the State indicates that 62% of the deaths reported are below 60 years of age. Eight (2) deaths are among the age group between 20 – 29 years, seven (7) deaths are among the age group between 30 – 39 years, ten (10) deaths are among 40 – 49 years, five (5) deaths among 50 – 59 years, four (4) deaths among 60 – 69 years, six (6) deaths are among 70 – 79 and another five (5) are among the age group of 80 – 89 years, stated the weekly COVID-19 bulletin.

Nagaland’s COVID-19 positive cases tally reached 9455 with 128 fresh cases reported on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Active cases in the State stands at 1071, stated the COVID-19 daily bulletin issued by Nagaland Health Department.