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Is 40s a vulnerable age group for Covid19? Female deaths also rising

 

People in their 40s need to be more careful with Covid19 as this age group appears to be getting affected more with the deadly virus, not just the old people between 60 to 80.

Also, the number of female deaths seems to have started rising in October. 

From October 1st, Goa has lost 48 lives, taking the total toll to 477 since 22nd June. 

DEATHS IN 40s SANS COMORBIDITY

Yet another 43-year old lady from Vasco succumbed to Covid19 on Monday, as per today’s mortality bulletin. She did not suffer from any comorbidity but died within 45 minutes after bringing to the hospital gasping. 

Another 45-year old lady from Salvador de Mundo, who died on Sunday, also did not have any comorbidity. She was treated in the hospital for four days. 

This is the seventh casualty reported in the last seven days between the age group of 40 to 49. 

It is not that the people in 40s succumbing to Covid19 is a new phenomenon. In this age group, we have lost six people out of 41 in July (15%), 13 out of 150 (9%) in August and 28 out of 234 (12%) last month. But the percentage has gone back to 15% in the last seven days. 

And some of these deaths are happening without any comorbidity. 

FEMALES IN 40s ARE DYING

The death rate among females has also started rising since August, and today, within seven days, 17 females have lost their lives, including an eight-month-old baby girl. 

Four among them, more than half, are in the age group of 40 to 49, a number equivalent to the age group of 60 to 69. 

A maximum of six females, who succumbed to Covid19, are in the age group of 70 to 79 and two in their 50s. 

Till September, the death rate among females was around one fourth. But within a week in October, it has zoomed up to 35%. 

Out of four deaths that occurred in the last week of June, only one was a 76-year old female from Fatorda in Margao. 

In July, 11 females (27%) lost their lives out of a total 41, but the percentage came down to 22% in August, 33 females out of 150 deaths.

It then rose further to 29% in September, 68 females out of 234. 

And now it is 35%, 17 out of 48 deaths reported till 7th October.

To date, 130 females and 347 males have succumbed to the deadly virus in Goa. 

 


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