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Severity, Virulence In 2nd Wave Same As 1st Wave: Centre Releases Covid Data

The launch of the statistics follows rising panic within the nation over the second wave of the pandemic

New Delhi:

The Health Ministry on Wednesday launched a slew of comparative knowledge, exhibiting that the severity, virulence and demography of the victims within the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 are about the identical as the primary wave.

Addressing a press convention, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated 146 districts reported COVID-19 positivity price of greater than 15 per cent, whereas 274 districts reported case positivity between 5 and 15 per cent.

The launch of the statistics follows rising panic within the nation over considerations that the second wave is in some way extra highly effective and will trigger better havoc.

According to the figures shared by Mr Bhushan, 4.03 per cent COVID-19 circumstances had been reported within the first wave in these beneath 10 years, whereas 2.97 per cent circumstances had been registered within the second wave.

“In the age group 10-20 years, 8.07 per cent COVID-19 cases were reported in the first wave, while 8.50 per cent cases were registered in the second wave. In the age group 20-30 years, 20.41 per cent cases were reported in the first wave, while 19.35 per cent cases ere registered in the second wave,” he stated.

Mr Bhushan additional shared knowledge which confirmed that in these aged 30 and above, 67.5 per cent COVID-19 circumstances had been reported within the first wave, whereas 69.18 per cent circumstances registered in second wave.

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