Hyderabad: Around 50 percent of people who died due to COVD 19 were in the age group of 50 to 69 years in Telangana state, a new data has revealed.

Around 187 people have died due to COVID 19 in the state so far. Analysis of 117 deaths reveals that most of the deceased were in the age group of 50 to 69 years.

Breakdown of the data reveals that 25 percent (30 people) of the deceased were in their 50s. Further, 23 percent of the dead were in the age group of 60-69 years. 22 percent of deceased were in their 70s while 13 percent were in their 40s. Seven percent of the deceased was in the 30s, while 5 percent were in their 80s.

Telangana Death Table

Further, data has revealed that no person in the age group of 10 and 30 years have died due to COVID so far. Meanwhile, four infants, less than a year old, have succumbed to COVID-19 in the state so far.

A similar trend was observed in the state when the Telangana health department analyzed the data on May 15. Over 53 percent of patients who died of COVID were in the age group 50 to 70 years. Of the 34 deaths, 18 were in the age group of 50-59 years and 70-79 years.

Around 20 percent of the deaths reported in the state were in the age group of 60-69 age years. Seven people out of the 34 deaths were in their 60s. Besides, five deceased were in their 50s, while two people were in the 80-89 age group.

However, a slightly different conclusion was observed in an article that analyzed the number of COVID-19 deaths nationwide.

It observed that half of the COVID-19 fatalities in the country were less than 60 years of age. Out of the “Of the 1,075 COVID-19 deaths across the country till May 1, almost half the patients were less than 60 years old. This marks a shift since April 18, when less than 25 percent of the deaths occurred in this age group,” the article said.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has maintained that more than 70 percent of the deaths in the country are due to co-morbidities.

According to Dr. Raja Rao, the superintendent of Gandhi Hospital, the death rate in these age groups could be due to their high co-morbidity rate.

“When a person already suffers from hypertension, cardiac disease, or even kidney failure, their co-morbidity rate is high. Add COVID-19 to this equation, it gets complicated. I do believe some of the deaths may not have happened due to COVID-19 alone. It was due to a build-up of several other diseases, accelerated by the novel coronavirus,” he said.

Amritha Mohan

Amritha Mohan is a reporter at the NewsMeter. Shortly after completing her Master's in Communication at the University of Hyderabad, she began teaching courses on media and culture as a guest lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. Amritha has previously interned with news organisations such as Greater Kashmir and Newslaundry. A lover of travel and photography, she spends most of her time planning road trips to the North-East. Nothing makes her happier than a green turf and a team to play football with. She primarily reports on education, tech, human-interesting and critical features.

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