India: The Union government on Saturday confirmed that most cases of coronavirus in India have been found in the age groups of 21-40.

Holding a press conference on the Covid-19 situation in India, the health ministry said that an age-wise analysis of coronavirus patients in India shows that 42 per cent of them belong to the age group 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.

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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