Maharashtra: Share of senior citizens in Covid-19 pool rises this year
The percentage of senior citizens among those getting infected and succumbing to Covid-19 in Maharashtra has increased from last year, data from public health department shows.
In 2020, 3.23 lakh people or 15.94 per cent of total infections in Maharashtra were of people aged more than 60 years. In February this year, senior citizens accounted for 16.4 per cent of total infections, and in March, this rose to 18 per cent of total infections.
Similarly, in 2020, 57.51 per cent of total deaths were of senior citizens, their share rose to 64.5 per cent this year. Data between February 1 and March 15 shows, of 2,243 deaths, 1,449 were of senior citizens.
In February, 33,301 and in March 23,720 senior citizens got infected across Maharashtra. The mortality rate among them is highest in all age groups.