Senior individuals with pre-existing medical issues are the most vulnerable during the third wave of the coronavirus epidemic in Mumbai. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the city has lost 304 individuals to the deadly virus since the start of the new year.
According to data from Mumbai’s civic administration, older folks were the most susceptible demographic during the epidemic. As per BMC authorities, over 87 per cent of the 304 individuals were above the age of 60, as reported by Mid Day.
According to BMC authorities, older adults with co-morbidities faced the brunt of infections during the third Covid wave, as they did during the first two waves.
BMC statistics suggest that 263 of the 304 deaths this year were above the age of 60, with four fatalities occurring between the ages of 10 and 19. It was discovered that one of the victims was under the age of nine.
BMC officials said that the majority of the dead had co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and high blood pressure. However, because the municipal body authorities did not send every sample for genetic sequencing, all of these deaths cannot be attributed to the Omicron or Delta variation.
The proportion of older individuals succumbing to Covid had reduced to 65 per cent and 60 per cent, respectively, during the second wave of Covid, according to DNA.
Covid tally in Mumbai
Mumbai witnessed 288 new cases and one fatality, bringing the city’s caseload to 10,53,132 and the death toll to 16,683. The percentage of those who are optimistic has dropped below 1%. This is the lowest day total since December 20, when the city recorded 191 illnesses.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded 3,502 new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, 850 less than the previous day. So far, 3,986 patients have been discovered to be infected with the Omicron strain. The state recorded 17 deaths, bringing the total death toll to 1,43,404, according to the health department. In Maharashtra, there are now 45,905 active cases.