A substantially high percentage of COVID-19 fatalities in the national capital are less than 60 years of age, accounting for a little over 45 per cent of the 106 deaths caused by the novel virus.
An analysis of the COVID-19 deaths in Delhi shows that 45.28 per cent of the victims were less than 60 years of age, while those aged 60 and above accounted for more than 54 per cent of the fatalities.
However, in a large proportion of deaths in the under-60 category, comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart ailment or kidney disease were associated.
In the less than 50 years age group, 20 deaths were reported, which was 18.87 per cent of the total number of deaths. In 16 of these cases, which is 80 per cent of the deaths in this category, comorbidities had resulted in complications. The case fatality rate for those under 50 years of age was a low 0.34 per cent.
As many as 28 deaths belonged to the 50-59 years category, 26.41 per cent of the total number of fatalities. In 22 of these cases, which is 78.57 per cent of the people in this category, there were co-morbidities. The fatality rate in this category was higher at 2.28 per cent.
A total of 58 deaths were reported in the age group of 60 years and above, which was 54.72 per cent of the total number of deaths. In as many as 54 of these, or 93.10 per cent of the patients in this category, comorbidities were involved. The fatality rate for those 60 years of age and above was a relatively high 4.79 per cent.
In all, co-morbidities were reported in 92 deaths, which was 86.79 per cent of the total number number of deaths. The overall fatality rate stood at 1.3 per cent.
An analysis of the overall incidence of COVID-19 in Delhi shows that close to 70 per cent of the cases are less than 50 years of age, but the proportion of the elderly in the fatalities goes up sharply.
Of the 7,998 cases reported in Delhi so far, 5,578 or 69.74 per cent belonged to the less than 50 years age group. As many as 1,231 cases or 15.39 per cent were in the 50-59 years category. Those 60 years of age and above accounted for 14.87 per cent of the total number of cases, at 1,189.
Of the currently active 5,034 cases in Delhi, 114 patients are in Intensive Care Unit, which works out to 2.26 per cent. Of the patients in ICU, 14 are on ventilator support. A total of 1,634 patients are admitted in hospitals. As many as 826 other patients are admitted in dedicated COVID care centres, and 229 cases are admitted in COVID health centres. While 1,113 positive cases are placed under home isolation, a total of 2,858 people have recovered from COVID-19 in Delhi.