2nd wave of Covid-19: More younger people were in hospitals | India News

2nd wave of Covid-19: More younger people were in hospitals | India News

NEW DELHI: The mean age of hospitalised Covid-19 patients was lower in the second wave at 48.7 years against 50.7 years during the first wave of the pandemic, shows a study based on the National Clinical Registry, indicating that younger people may have faced hospitalisation due to the infection during the upsurge post-February.
Higher proportion of patients in the younger age group of less than 20 years and those between 20-39 years got hospitalised during the second wave. Overall, around 70% of the admitted patients were 40 years and above in both waves of the pandemic. The proportion of males was slightly lower in second wave, the clinical profile of hospitalised patients during the two waves show.
The mortality among hospitalised patients increased by 3.1%in the second wave .

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