In the second wave of Corona, a concern was raised that this time youth and children are being affected more due to the virus. However, according to the data of infected people on the basis of age released by the Ministry of Health, there has been no significant change in the first and second wave. According to the data, in the first wave of the epidemic from July to December 2020, 3.28 percent were infected 1-10 year olds, while this time the figure was 3.05 percent. The number of people aged 11-20 years was 8.03 percent last time, which increased to 8.57 percent in the second wave of March-May 2021.
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In both the waves, the most infected people aged 21-50
According to the data released by the Union Ministry, the maximum number of people between 21-50 years of age were infected in both the waves of the pandemic, which is a major part of the working population. In the first wave, 21.21 percent of the infected were 21-30 years old, while this time in the second wave this figure increased to 22.49 percent. The number of infected people in the age group of 31-40 increased from 21.23 percent to 22.70 percent. The number of infected people in the age group of 41-50 declined marginally in the second wave and came down from 17.30 per cent to 17.26.
Youth more infected when more cases come in less time
According to Dr VK Paul, head of the COVID-19 Task Force, it has now become clear that in both the first and second wave of the corona epidemic, the number of people of a particular age group getting infected is almost the same. According to Paul, more cases of infection came in a short time period, due to which more cases of infection were seen among the youth. Although Paul also said that the real picture of infection among children will be clear only in the next sero survey, but he said that not every case can be confirmed in the case of children because if they do not show symptoms then they cannot be tested. Will happen.