Young males more prone to coronavirus infection

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Young males more prone to coronavirus infection

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | PNS | Lucknow



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As the fight against coronavirus entered a crucial stage, the Uttar Pradesh government claimed that youths, particularly young males, were most vulnerable to the dreaded infection.
Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said in Lucknow on Monday that data showed that the 21-40 year age group was the most vulnerable to the disease.
“As per data, the most positive coronavirus cases were found in the 21-40 years age group constituting 48.7 per cent of patients, followed by 41-60 years age group with 25.5 per cent. In the 0-20 years bracket, the percentage of positive cases is 17.7 and the lowest is among 60 years and above age group — just 8.1 per cent,” he said.
Similarly, Prasad said the percentage of male positive cases was 78.5 and that of female patients 21.5.
Talking about the utility of Arogya Setu app, principal secretary said that the Health department had contacted 2,058 people following alerts given by the app and among them, nine were detected positive for COVID-19.
The health official also said that there was an urgent need to strengthen gram and mohalla surveillance system to monitor activities of home quarantined migrant workers who had reached their native places in large numbers in recent weeks.
“Any lapse on part of surveillance of these migrant workers, could create a huge problem,” Prasad said.

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