Most COVID-19 patients belong to working age group: official

Jakarta The youth and people in the working age group account for the majority of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Response.

Nearly 55-70 percent of confirmed COVID-19 patients are aged between 6 and 45 years, head of the Task Force’s data and information technology division, Dr. Dewi Nur Aisyah, stated during a discussion here on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, most of the people who died of the infection were senior citizens, the task force reported. Nearly 60 percent to 87.12 percent of those who succumbed to the virus were aged above 46 years, as per data obtained from 10 provinces.

“They all face relatively the same condition where cases can potentially increase anywhere,” she said.

She further informed that there has been a significant rise in national COVID-19 cases per month. The COVID-19 death toll rose 42.7 percent to 4,397 in December from 3,081 a month earlier.

The spike occurred after a declining trend in the death toll in October and November. The increase in the number of deaths was likely the result of a long weekend, which led to a significant rise in infections, Dr. Aisyah said. (INE)

Source: Antara News

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