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Youths in country mostly infected with coronavirus

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 08:24 PM, 5 June 2020  

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Youths in Bangladesh are mostly affected by the coronavirus. The rate of infection is higher in people aged between 21 to 40 years.

An analysis of data from the website of the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Friday found that about 55 percent of those infected were youths. However, people aged over the 60s are dying.

IEDCR first released the data of three coronavirus patients on March 8. From then, a total of 60,391 patients have been identified in 90 days in Bangladesh, including 2,228 new ones in the 24 hours on Friday. A total of 12,804 people of these, including 643 in 24 hours, have recovered.

30 more fatalities from the virus have been reported during the time, raising the death toll from the pandemic to 811. 14,088 samples have been tested in 24 hours, raising a total of 3,72,275 samples have been tested.

Youths are mostly infected with the coronavirus in country; Source: IEDCR

According to IEDCR, 3% of people between the ages of 1-10 and 7% of those aged 11-20 have been infected. 

27.60% of patients are aged between 21-30 and 27.10% are from 31-40 years old. Among those aged 41-50, 17% were infected. 11% are from 51-60 years old. Only 7% of patients are over the 60s.

The death rate is higher for those aged over 60s; Source: IEDCR

Of the deaths – 0.82% of these are aged 0-10, 1.49% of them are 11-20, 3.40% are 21-30, 8.29% are 31-40, 17.39% are 41-50 years old. 29.62% are aged 51-60. Besides, 30% of the deaths are over the 60s.