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Young people are slightly more affected in the second wave of Covid, as they could have started to come out: ICMR | India News

NEW DELHI: The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting a slightly higher number of younger people as they may have started to come out and also due to some variants of SARs-COV-2 that are prevalent in the country, he said on Tuesday the head of ICMR. .
In response to a question on whether the younger population was being hit the hardest, the Director General of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), Dr. Balram Bhargava, said that comparing the data during the first and second Second wave of Covid-19 has shown that there is not much difference in age.
People over the age of 40 are more vulnerable to adverse outcomes.
“We have found that younger people are getting a little more involved because suddenly they are gone and there are variants that are also prevalent in the nation that may be affecting them as well,” he said.
India has been reeling under a dire second wave of coronavirus infection.
An early trend of decline in daily new Covid-19 cases and deaths has been observed in the country, even as Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha and Punjab are among the 16 states that still show a continuous increase. in daily cases. the government said Tuesday.
According to the government, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana were among the 18 states and territories in the union showing a continued plateau or decline in new daily cases of Covid- 19.
However, in a press conference, the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Lav Agarwal, said that Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, Assam, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Tripura are among the 16 states. and union territories showing continued increase. trend in daily new Covid-19 cases.

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