At least 42 per cent cases are among people between 21-40 years of age and 32 per cent in the 41-60 year category, said Lav Agarwal, joint secretary in the health ministry. Nine per cent cases are in the 0-20 year bracket and 17 per cent are above 60 years. As many 68 people have died of the disease in India till now, according to the ministry.
As many 1023 cases in 17 states were related to the Tablighi Jamaat, said Agarwal, referring to an Islamic group’s congregation in Delhi in mid-March.
Coronavirus world update: Globally, the virus continues to wreak havoc as the figure of infected people has risen to 1,118,059. The highest number of cases were reported from the US at 277,161 (7,392 deaths) as the global death toll surpassed 59,206.